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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



D CHAPTER 



of 
ROYAL ARCH 

IN THE PROVINCE 




-1972 



ONE HUNDRED AND 



.NNUAL CONVOCATION 



TORONTO, 



27, 28 & 29 APRIL, 





BROCK 

UNIVERSITY 

LIBRARY 

From the 
Masonic Library 

of 
Lawrence Runnalls 
St. Catharines 
August 1988 



LIBRARY * 
8R0CK UNIVERSITY 



THE 

GRAND CHAPTER 

OF 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 
ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEENTH 

ANNUAL CONVOCATION 



A.D. 
1972 




A. Inv. 
2502 



Held in the Seaway Towers Hotel, Lakeshore Blvd. 
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA 

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 27, 28, 29 APRIL 

A.D. 1972 — A. Inv. 2502 

Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved 

FRED W. D. WELHAM FREDERICK C. CONLEY 

Grand Z Grand Scribe E. 

an q + * c Lu n 240 Eglinton Ave. E. ; 

60 Stewart Smith Dr., Suite 205 

TORONTO 385, ONT. TORONTO 12,'oNT. 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH . . . 

LEO JOHN GENT, Q.C., B.A. 

Most Excellent Grand First Principal Z. 

Born on a farm in the County of Elgin in Western Ontario, the 
eldest son of seven children born to John and Rachel Gent. In that 
rural setting he had the opportunity of participating in Junior Farmer 
competitions including ploughing matches and judging competitions. 

Married to the former Evelyn I. (Babe) Munro. He has one son, 
Donald John Gent, age 26, of a previous marriage, who is Master of the 
4th Veil of Nilestown Chapter No. 247. 
EDUCATION: 

Educated in rural and high schools of Elgin County. Taught school 
for 10 years, 8 as a school principal. Obtained B.A. degree with honours, 
extramurally, while teaching school. Left the teaching profession to 
study for his chosen profession. Is now senior partner of the law firm 
of Gent & Park with offices at London and Dorchester. Created a Queen's 
Counsel in 1972 New Year's honour list. 
MILITARY SERVICE: 

Served in the ranks and as an officer in World War II in both Canada 
and overseas. Appointed to the Judge Advocate's Generals Office in 
1945. Offered but declined an appointment to the permanent force in 
the Judge Advocate's Generals Office with the rank of Major. 
COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL SERVICE: 

Member of Dorchester United Church, Dorchester, Ontario, where 
he taught the Adult Bible Class for 25 years. Was elected and ordained 
a Church Elder in 1959. 

Member of the Dorchester High School Board for 6 years, 5 years 
as Chairman. 

Member of the North Dorchester Council for 9 years, including 3 
years as Deputy Reeve and 2 years as Reeve. 

Member of the North Dorchester Planning Board for 5 years, and 
as Chairman for 3 years. 

Member of the Dorchester Village Trustees for 8 years, and its 
present Chairman. He is, also, Chairman of the Dorchester Public 
Utilities Commission and the Dorchester Hydro Electric System. 

Has been County of Middlesex representative on the Victoria Hospi- 
tal Board of Trustees for 8 years, and was its Chairman in 1967 and 
1968. He was a Director of the Ontario Hospital Association for 2 
years, a member of the Cub and Scout Council of Dorchester and Dis- 
trict for 13 years. Former President of the Thames Valley Cub and 
Scout Council, and for 6 years was a member of the Scout Council of 
Canada. 

A Director and a Past President of the Dorchester Fair Board. 

He is a Liberal in politicis and was a candidate for Middlesex South 
in the Provincial Election in 1967. 
MASONIC SERVICE: 

Life member and Past Master of Merrill Lodge Number 344, Dor- 
chester, Ontario. Life member of Nilestown Lodge Number 345. A 
member and Past Principal of Nilestown Chapter Number 247. An- 
nointed and consecrated to the Order of the High Priesthood in 1951. 
Grand Superintendent of London District No. 2 in 1960. Member of the 
Grand Executive 1965 to 1969. Chairman of Constitution, Laws and 
Jurisprudence Committee of Grand Chapter 1965 to 1969. 

Elected and installed Grand J. 1969, Grand H. 1970, and Grand 
First Principal 1972. Grand representative Grand Chapter of Maryland. 

Greeted Enoch Council No. 10 Royal and Select Masters of Ontario 
September, 1971. Member of Richard Coeur de Lion Preceptory No. 4, 
Knights Templar 1971. 

Life member London Lodge of Perfection and London Rose Croix, 
and Moore Sovereign Consectory 32nd Degree, Ancient and Accepted 
Scottish Rite 1951. Life member of the Shrine, London Mocha Temple. 

A life member and Past President of the Past Masters, Masters and 
Warden's Association of London District No. 2. A life member and Past 
President of London District Principals' Association No. 2. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 5 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS 

R. Ex. Comp. Rev. David M. Kerr Grand Chaplain 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Cook Grand ScribeN. 

R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence F. Hillman Grand Principal Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. Leonard R. Hanley Grand Registrar 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

St. Clair District No. 1 .... R. Ex. Comp. Allan Alexander Leal 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Houser Hale 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. John Campbell Ferguson 

Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. John A. Doney 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Henry G. Edgar 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Robert John Aitcheson 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Theodore Neil Dewar 

Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Edward William Elcombe 

Toronto West District No. 8 A R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum 

Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Garnett Elmer Tait 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. David McKeag 

Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Frank Kenneth Hodgen 

St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Leslie Farnsworth 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Ernest James John Jackson 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Chester J. Miller 

New Ont. District No. 15 — R. Ex. Comp. Leander Starr James Atkinson 
Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. George E. S. Tipper 

GRAND CHAPTER OPENED 

A constitutional number of Chapters being represented by their 
qualified officers, the One Hundred and Fourteenth Annual Convocation 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario was opened in Ample Form at 10:00 a.m. 

The Grand First Principal M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham wel- 
comed all present and announced that all Royal Arch Masons, in good 
standing and properly vouched for, would be made welcome. 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 

The following distinguished guests were formally and individually 
introduced by the Grand Director of Ceremonies, V. Ex. Comp. David G. 
Hill, and his assistants: 

1. PENNSYLVANIA— M. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Evans, Grand High 
Priest of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania. 

2. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA— R. Ex. Comp. Elmer F. Stein, Grand 
High Priest Elect from the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of the District of Columbia. 

3. CONNECTICUT— M. Ex. Comp. Cecil H. Grant, Grand High Priest, 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Connecticut. 

4. DELAWARE— M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Ward, Grand High Priest, 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of the State of Delaware. 

5. MARYLAND— M. Ex. Comp. D. Franklin McGinnis, Grand High 
Priest, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Maryland. 

6. MICHIGAN— M. Ex. Comp. G. Gordon Goodman, Grand High Priest, 
and M. Ex. Comp. Charles Rademaker, Past Grand High Priest, 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Michigan. 

7. NEW HAMPSHIRE— M. Ex. Comp. Charles H. Cheney, Grand High 
Priest, Grand Royal Arch Chapter of New Hampshire, and R. Ex. 
Comp. Ernest H. Jenness, Past Grand High Priest of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of New Hampshire. 



6 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

8. NEW YORK— M. Ex. Comp. Dwight L. Mayne, Grand High Priest, 
Grand Chapter of the State of New York Royal Arch Masons. 

9. RHODE ISLAND— M. Ex. Comp. C. Leigh Kingsford, Grand High 
Priest, Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of Rhode Island and 
Providence Plantations. 

10. VIRGINIA— M. Ex. Comp. Samuel S. Obenshain, Grand High Priest, 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Virginia. 

11. INDIANA— M. Ex. Comp. Fred M. Trout, Grand High Priest, Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons, State of Indiana. 

12. M. Ex. Grand Chancellor Charles Edward Wells, representing M. 
Em. Knight W. Stanley Wright, Supreme Grand Master of the 
Sovereign Great Priory of Canada. 

13. M. Ex. Grand President Leslie C. Ewener, Grand Council of the 
Order of High Priesthood of Ontario. 

14. M. 111. Comp. Henry E. Harrison, Grand Master, Grand Council of 
Royal and Select Masters of Ontario. 

15. M. 111. Comp. Arthur L. Lamont, G.C.C., Grand Sovereign, The 
Masonic and Military Order of Knights of the Red Cross of Con- 
stantine, K.H.S., and St. John the Evangelist. 

16. M. Ex. Comp. Mark B. Davis, Grand High Priest, Royal Arch Masons 
of Nova Scotia. 

17. M. Ex. Comp. Bernard Wolfe, Grand High Priest, and M. Ex. Comp. 
Geoffrey R. Lessard, Past Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter Royal 
Arch Masons of Quebec. 

18. M. Ex. Comp. Roger H. Strumm, Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter 
Royal Arch Masons of Saskatchewan. 

19. M. Wor. Bro. William K. Bailey, Grand Master, Grand Lodge A.F. 
and A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

These, our Distinguished Companions and Visitors, were given 
Grand Honours led by our Director of Ceremonies, V. Ex. Comp. David 
G. Hill. 

PRESENTATION OF PAST GRAND Z.'s 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham, Grand Z., asked the Grand 
Scribe E. to read out the names, in order of Seniority, of our Past Grand 
Z.'s, and requested that they be presented to the East. 

The following were present at Grand Chapter: 

M. Ex. Comp. John L. House, 1955-56. 

M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle, 1957-58. 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, 1959-60. 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, 1961-62. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M.D., 1963-64. 

M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven, 1965-66. 

M. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, 1969. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham welcomed these former Grand 
Z.'s of Capitular Masonry in Ontario and expressed the debt we Com- 
panions owe to our former leaders. He directed that Grand Honours be 
given these outstanding leaders of our Craft. 

He expressed regret that M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Q.C., and 
M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw, J.P., were unable to be present 
owing to health conditions. 

It was moved by M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. Leo J. Gent, 

"That a telegram be sent by the Grand Scribe E. to M. Ex. Comp. 
John M. Burden and M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw, J.P., 
expressing our regret that they were not able to be at this Convocation." 

Carried. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 7 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL DEAD 
1970-1971 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Very early in our Masonic life we are brought face to face with 
death, and the lessons taught this early do remain. 

Many visits have been made by the GRIM REAPER to the Chapters, 
Companions who have in the past led us into the paths of beauty and 
Holiness are now enjoying their rest. 

Let the memory of those bygone days and faces, be our inspiration 
for the days ahead. 

To their families and friends we extend our sympathy, having had 
their fellowship within our Chapters we can understand their feelings. 
May Almighty God give to them the shelter of His Everlasting Arms. 

We are a large family of Companions who share the same joys, the 
same hope, the same faith in the God of our Fathers. Therein lies the 
secret of our Masonry. Oneness of purpose in uniting all mankind to 
the truth of our relationship to God and man. Capitular Masonry is a 
life to be lived, not a series of ritualistic forms to be observed. It is a 
career to be lived, not an empty creed to which lip-service is given. It 
is a life with constant regard to our duties to God, our neighbours and 
ourselves, organized in morality, mellowed by earnest companionship, 
humanized in love and charity and dedicated in service. 

"Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me; 
And may there be no moaning of the bar 

When I put out to sea; 
But such a tide as moving seems asleep, 

Too full for sound of foam, 
When that which drew from out the boundless deep 

Turns again home. 
Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark; 

And may there be no sadness of farewell 
For through from out our bourne of time and place 
The flood may bear me far, 
I hope to see my Pilot face to face, 

When I have crost the bar." 

— Alfred Tennyson. 

The Lord bless you and keep you. 

The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. 

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted on behalf of the Committee, 

R. EX. COMP. REV. DAVID M. KERR, Grand Chaplain. 

DEATHS— 1971 

1 W. Oliver Clow, Thos. H. L. Payne, Robert R. Derry, Everton W. 
Van Luven, Harold W. David. 

2 Robert A. Dixon, Thomas Collins. 



I GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

4 Arthur Henry Field, John William Gratton, Stephen B. Brant, C. 
Bryson Mulholland, John B. Stewart, Allan Forbes. 

5 Alfred Allen Oatridge. 

6 William G. Hinks, Alexander F. Reid. 

7 William Hunter, Charles M. Sprague, Thomas McCoy. 

8 George C. Moorhouse, William Henry King, Arthur Thomas Lewis, 
Gordon O. McConnell, Robt. Wm. G. Cable, Edward Kemp, Herbert 
John Jones, Charles Legg, Robt. Humphries Nesbitt, Herbert Wel- 
land Waters, Alexander Wallace, Sidney C. Weston, Douglas H. 
Burgess, Wm. Frederick Christie, William Ince, John R. Rea. 

15 Ross Smith, John McKernan, N. Lisle LeSueur, Edward Mercer, 
William Skam, Robert Wyseman. 

16 Myer, N. Drazin, Samuel M. Steeves, C. A. McGillvary, Hector John 
Henderson, Wm. Rufus Stevenson, Cecil E. N. Begg. 

18 Harold R. Henderson, Nelson E. Weakley, Lester M. Harley, Harold 
Leyland, James C. Cullen, Harold Walter Hall, Matthew Logan. 

19 John E. Honsberger, Neil A. Gray, Frank Everett Smith. 

22 Gordon Reid Allen. 

23 Samuel J. Scholfield, John Hodges. 

24 James Chesney Ingle, Charles Dyke, Herbert Riches, Samuel Foster. 

26 Charles S. Alyea, Reginald J. Mills, Stanley Sears. 

27 John A. Sheffer, Joseph Bull, Fred M. Hughes. 

28 Fallis Allen Johnson, Wm. Lloyd Pierson, Thos. Henry Campbell, 
Thomas Hopkins, John H. McKeever, Frank Mills, Robt. Earl 
Saunders. 

30 Henry T. Barker, Harold C. Gracey, Nelson A. Harnack, James K. 
Hunter, James S. Morier, Howard T. Sturdy, Cecil Blake. 

31 Gerald Allison, Wilbert E. King, Russell G. Attersley, Allan D. 
Pearce, Herbert J. Colliver, Clifford McFaul. 

32 O. Grant Malcolm, Thomas J. Murr, Albert E. Willard, Henry 
Edward Benham. 

34 R. A. Watson Stewart, Frederick Wm. Churchill, Harbert A. Weay- 
mouth, Bruce K. McKay, James Culbert, James 0. Dawson, Geo. 
Thos. Vail. 

36 Alexander Weddell, Percival J. Cooper, Robert Johnson, Robt. A. 
Scott, Frank W. Robinson, James D. Anderson, Leslie F. Dyer, 
Douglas C. Hay. 

37 John L. Moncrief, Edgar J. Barrowchough, Leon Caleb Boney, 
George Small. 

40 Ernest Wm. Handorf, James A. Robertson, Kenneth Ewart Kerr. 

41 Reginald G. Pinney, John Hutson. 

44 Andrew W. Lamont, Richard Thos. McCrae, Howard Grant Parcher. 

45 David C. Peebles. 

46 William J. Atkinson. 

47 George H. Wanless, Alfred Kemsley, Robt. Nixon Ford, Wm. A. 
Donovan. 

53. Joseph C. Hackett, James R. Stewart. 

54 Milton Elmer Elves, John L. McTaggart, Chester Earl Purvis, Ken- 
neth K. Stokes, Robt. E. Calder, Alex. Maxwell Forsyth. 

56 Emery C. Jerwyn, C. LeRoy Van Wyck, Alan S. Stewart. 

57 David H. McCracken. 

59 Percy Ellis Bilby, Leonard J. Hood, Lewis K. Blanchard. 



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61 William Keen. 

62 Randolph J. King. 

63 Frederick Earl Schiroth, Menno A. Musselman, John C. Ellenton. 

64 Norman Lamar Smith, Arthur A. Marshall. 

65 Sidney W. Smith, Ernest A. Steiner. 

67 John Leaky. 

68 John McMullen, M. F. Corbett, Hugh D. Hyndman, Garnett Ferrer. 

69 Clarence W. Lewis, Francis A. Trapnell, Albert A. Constable, 
Archibald J. Campbell. 

71 David Lloyd Kemp. 

72 Elmer Wm. Sandercock. 

73 Archie G. Campbell, Andrew Nieth, Lowell B. Boyle. 

74 Johnson F. Richardson. Stilson Swales. 

75 Wm. Thos. Dales. 

76 Cecil Ross Pay, Samuel King McKay, Clifford P. Barnhart, Fred- 
erick Walmsley, Robert Arnot, Wm. A. V. Yorke. 

77 Frank McMichael, James Thos. Tait. 

78 Roy Ervin Ratz. 

79 John Rimmer, John H. Coffey, James M. Scott. 

80 John B. Seibert, John Turnbull, James Tripp, Edmund T. Rush- 
brooke, Sr., Arthur A. Eves, Arthur D. Bates, Fred Tomlinson, 
Cecil J. Shortridge. 

81 Wm. T. Boyes, Ross Gale. 

82 William Berry, Reginald D. Windsor, John W. Maunder, Norman 
H. McLennan, Robt. C. Addison. 

84 Edgar Harrison. 

88 Virgil B. Stuart, Arthur Ingram, Stanley Jones, Stanley Duddy. 

90 Percy E. Baker. 

91 Edward J. Taylor, Frank Duff, Cecil Stephenson. 

94 R. Ivan Moore, Graydon King. 

95 Earl J. Martin, George Shute, Wilbur C. Cochrane, John Henry 
Simpson, Geoffrey P. Castleden, John Stalker, Thos. D. Edward, 
Joseph G. Charland. 

102 William Walker, Robert Walker, Nelson Larbalester, Wm. Edgar 
Davey, Donald J. MacDonald, John N. Gardner, Wm. Edwin Markes, 
Francis L. Short, Wm. R. Cudlipp, Joseph D. Myers, Ernest G. Drew. 

103 Garnet Wm. Carmichael, Raymond J. Halpenny, Rosswell E. Parker, 
Robt. Wm. Dudley, Fred O. Abbott. 

104 Frederick C. Daubney, Roy F. Smith, Stanley Portch, Chas. Thos. 
Sherry, James Norman Lees, Geo. F. Hayward, George Hardy 
Morden. 

113 Donald F. McTavish, Clemeth J. Maye. 

116 Wm. Forbes Baird. 

117 Frederick H. Croft, Kenneth S. Robb, Thos. Moorby Smith, Gordon 
Bauer. 

119 Earl Roger Bee, Gordon Bloomfield, Harry Lee. 

129 Walter James Halfnight, Gerald M. Agar. 

130 John Pace. 

131 Robt. L. Garland. 

132 Eldon Arthur Conner, Wm. James Dennison, Wm. Arthur Bringloe. 



10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

133 William McCollum, Rosslyn M. Ferguson, T. Wilbert Featherston, 
Stanley T. Roberts, Alexander Lang, Mansell Geo. Haley, Wilfred 
Brock Campbell. 

134 Eldon Beach, Lome Jackson 

135 Harold Sibbert. 

138 Geo. Wm. McKinney, John T. T. White, Kenneth McMillan, Peter 
Anderson, Austin Evans, John Francis Blair, Guy Hinxman, Thomas 
Albert A. Gordon, Harry Browning, Wilfred Stinson, Howard H. 
Anthony. 

140 Albert Davies, William Kemp, John McPhail, Frederick A. McRae, 
Thos. Wm. Moors, Thos. Frederick Thornes, John A. Walker, Marien 
C. Auringer. 

143 Malcolm F. MacRae. 

144 W. Thos. D. Fritz, Arnold Tackaberry. 

145 Wm. James Sproule, John W. Baird, James S. Tanner, William F. 
Newell, Gauld A. Leichliter. 

146 Wilfred J. Cockwell, Adam Dodd. 

147 Percy W. Hoag, Kenneth Cameron, Stephen B. Strothers. 

149 Jno. Thomas Race. 

150 Albert W. F. Webber, Stanley H. Thurger, James Smith. 

151 Michael L. McDermott. 

152 Elmer L. Holmes, Ronald J. Armstrong. 

155 George R. D. Farmer, James Lowe Pickard. 

161 George West, Wm. A. Donnelly, Daniel V. Spencer, Wm. D. Mclnroy. 

164 Wilfred L. Brown. 

167 Aubrey Tomlinson, Evan Allan Preston, Fred Gordon Hewitt. 

168 Arthur G. Morgan, Wm. Henry Brady. 

169 Govan James Blake. 
175 Ephraim Hudson. 

184 Robt. S. Hubbard, Edward E. Claus. 

195 Wm. F. Weiler, Ernest Cerson. 

198 Burnett C. Lamble, James A. Milne, Robt. J. Canning. 

205 Watts S. Hinchley, John J. Madill, John H. Pugh, Robt. James Watt. 

210 Albert E. Turner. 

212 Max Halpern, Sheldon W. Wax, Joe Goldis, Harry E. Savlov, Sidney 
H. Bank, Sydney S. Bederman, Louis Dean. 

213 David Small, John Evans Weir, John G. Barron. 

214 Arthur E. Johnston. 

215 Clarence A. Burmaster, James H. Shearer, Robt. W. Knaggs, Roy 
David Martison, Roy Leslie Younker, Donald Russell. 

217 Joseph Clarke, Norman V. Pritchard, Frederick H. Wallace. 

218 Edgar H. Emrick, Murray Hume. 

219 James S. Bremmer, Wm. J. Robertson. 

220 Joseph A. Evans, Frederick J. Henney, Robt. O. Meads, Fred A. 
Thomas. 

222 Chas. A. Lawrence, Albert T. Allen, Donald G. Charboneau, Chas. 
Wm. Mcintosh, Walter Wm. Lester, Jonathan A. Peacock. 

223 John Connell Kincade. 

224 Stanley Hayman. 

225 James L. M. Rankin, Stanley Portch, Edward Perry, Robt. C. Guest. 



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226 Lome H. Thompson, Herbert E. Headrick. 

227 Douglas M. Yorke, Frank B. Cross, Quinton Boyd, Gerald L. Delong, 
Hugh A. Singer, Roy G. Stafford, Wm. H. Pymer, Donald Ridley. 

230 Reginald H. Jamieson, James Heywood. 

231 John Orchard Towler, Norman E. Ware, Ernest E. Bolton, Sommer- 
ville R. Herd, John F. Hyam, James W. Clare. 

232 William Roy Willard, William H. Anderson, Walter W. Lester, 
Wilfred G. Stevenson. 

235 Andrew W. Crawford, Harold Russell, George M. Cole, Bertram 
Bell. 

236 Arthur B. Bottrill, Herbert S. Merrall, Fred Brown, James A. 
Emerson, Jr. 

238 Rupert Chapman, Charles G. Glazier, William G. Chapman, Maurice 
Shirley, Herbert G. Morton. 

239 William Neil, Alexander L. Story, Thos. Cyron Griffin, Lowell B.- 
Boyle. 

240 William Pettigrew, Fred M. Schnick, Earl R. Swift. 

242 Donald Stewart, Stanley C. Reade, Gordon W. Henderson. 

243 Hugh H. J. Grandy. 

245 Harold Bricker, Wm. David Thompson. 

246 Henry J. Smith, Wm. G. Beech, Jr. 

247 Alfred W. Pratten. 

249 Irwin M. Colwill. 

250 Ray Adna Price, Chas. E. Gower, Robt. J. Newell, Ian H. Dryburgh, 
Chas. Wm. Knowler, Millard J. Keith. 

253 George A. Bush. 

254 Frederick W. Bell, Robert Hamilton, Melvin Quirt, George E. Barber. 

257 Roy Omer Dunlop, Alden Ruce Stringer, George Shute, Joseph 
Shamess. 

258 Samuel McDonald. 

260 James S. Bremner, Stanley Portch. 

261 E. Lome Jackson. 

262 Herbert H. Bytheway, James A. Milne. 

263 Norman D. Crombie. 

TORONTO DISTRICT 8 AND 8A ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Frederick W. D. 
Welham, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario, distinguished guests from 
Sister Jurisdictions in Canada, and the United States, and representa- 
tives from all other Masonic Organizations. 

We have been given the pleasant assignment, on behalf of the 
Companions of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A, to extend to you a cordial 
welcome and our sincerest fraternal greetings, on the occasion of our 
one hundred and fourteenth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter 
of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

The Companions of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A are most appreciative 
of the request to once again act as your Host, on this Annual Convoca- 
tion of Grand Chapter. This privilege has been accepted as an honour, 
a display of trust and a demonstration of confidence. In this spirit, it 
is our hope that your stay among us will be most enjoyable, prosperous 
and beneficial. 



12 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Most Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham: It seems but a short time has 
elapsed since you undertook the arduous task of providing leadership 
to our Jurisdiction. During the past two years, you have given unsel- 
fishly of your time, have laboured diligently and have been an inspira- 
tion and source of encouragement to the Companions of your Chapters. 
Now, as your term of office draws to a close, may we, as the emissary 
of your Companions, convey to you their appreciation, their gratitude 
and their respect for your many contributary efforts to the cause of 
Royal Arch Masonry. May you be blessed with many years of good 
health, happiness and prosperity. 

In conclusion, my Companions, as we commence our Proceedings, 
may the Great Jehovah look down on this Convocation and grant us the 
Wisdom to conduct, the Strength to support, and the Beauty to adorn. 

Presented this 28th day of April, 1972. 

EDWARD WILLIAM ELCOMBE, 
Grand Superintendent District 8 
SAMUEL TENENBAUM, 
Grand Superintendent District 8A 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
William S. Thomson, 

"That the Proceedings of the former Annual Convocation, held on 
Friday and Saturday, 30 April and 1 May, 1971, have been printed and 
copies sent to all Chapters of this Jurisdiction, the recorded minutes be 
considered read and the same is now confirmed." Carried. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
William S. Thomson, 

"That the order of business of this Grand Convocation be changed 
at the discretion of the Grand Z." Carried. 

COMMITTEE OF CREDENTIALS 

R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, Chairman of the Credentials 
Committee, reported that there are 156 warranted Chapters on the roll 
of Grand Chapter of which 140 Chapters were represented by the fol- 
lowing: ' I I *': 

1 W. C. Warmington, Z.; C. M. Peters, H.; and W. H. Gummer, R. H. 
Seymour, R. G. Willis, H. C. Babcock, V. F. Nielsen, R. W. Taylor, 
P.Z.'s 

2 A. S. Beck, Z.; W. Guy, H.; N. Fair, J.; and W. B. Sixsmith, J. Neil, 
J. S. Collett, W. J. Curtis, E. M. Marshall, R. J. Cocks, A. W. 
Fuller, P.Z.'s. 

3 A. G. Smuck, Z.; J. S. Mansfield, J.; and W. Macraw, R. Coon, W. 
H. Parker, C. Smuck, B. Thornley, P.Z.'s. 

4 R. C. Edwards, Z.; J. C. Lyttle, H.; S. S. Salter, J.; and H. C. May, 
K. L. Bellamy, P.Z.'s. 

5 C. L. McRae, Z.; J. H. Jackson, H.; and S. Pedersen, M. McRae, 
J. R. Dunbar, A. W. Ayre, P.Z.'s. 

6 C. Katz, Z.; H. D. House, H.; and F. Scott, G. Oswald, L. Levitt, 
J. Brownlie, D. McKerracher, L. R. Sweet, P.Z.'s. 

7 H. T. Bankier, Z.; and M. H. Hancock, E. W. Harrison, W. G. Con- 
nor, C. Beatty, F. Hodgen, L. Vaughan, P.Z.'s. 



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8 D. A. Wilson, Z.; and W. Newton, L. Woolger, B. Morrison, D. 
Armstrong, G. Plumpton, E. J. Barbour, W. L. Brown, W. Dobin- 
son, P.Z.'s. 

15 L. C. Ewener, P.Z. 

16 W. Quesnel, Z.; and L. B. Gillespie, C. Compton, E. J. Jackson, G. 
Lewis, C. Meunier, P.Z.'s. 

18 J. Bromley, Z.; and G. Nutt, G. K. Mansell, A. E. Dickinson, J. 
Weber, F. Yungblut, P.Z.'s. 

19 J. W. Cairns, Z.; H. D. Gray, H.; C. Downey, J.; and W. Anderson, 
L. McMann, R. Lawther, C. A. Sankey, P.Z.'s. 

22 L. 0. Walker, Z. 

23 N. Card Z.; and J. H. Johnston, P.Z. 

24 W. J. O'Hara, Z.; A. Whittaker, J.; and P. D. Armstrong, W. Neely, 
G. Smith, W. B. May, J. L. Blom, G. Kiloh, P.Z.'s. 

26 A. McDonald, P.Z. 

27 A. D. Smith, Z.; and B. Conron, E. Douthwaite, J. Kilsby, R. A. 
Barker, P.Z.'s. 

28 G. J. Harvey, Z.; F. Manos, H.; L. F. Smith, J.; and R. E. Temper- 
ton, P.Z. 

29 A. Green, Z.; and J. McCarthy, F. Deanude, P.Z.'s. 

30 S. Wheeler, Z.; and S. E. Malins, W. G. Treble, P.Z.'s. 

31 C. Brummell, Z. 

32 F. C. Ackert, D. L. Attridge, R. D. Law, G. J. Johnson, P.Z.'s. 

34 G. W. Campbell, Z. 

35 J. G. Young, H.; J. D. Ford, J.; and D. McKeag, T. Tompkins, A. 
Taylor, P.Z.'s. 

36 D. Miller, J. E. Girven, R. K. Burns, P.Z.'s. 

37 F. B. Scott, Z.; G. E. Morgan, H.; W. J. Dickinson, J.; D. C. Davey, 
P.Z. 

40 J. C. Boswell, G. E. Milner, W. H. Quant, P.Z.'s. 

41 W. C. Garratt, Z.; and J. C. Ferguson, L. L. Mansfield, C. G. Swat- 
ridge, P.Z.'s. 

44 C. A. Markle, Z.; N. A. Robertson, H.; and G. H. Fresque, R. C. 
Dawson, A. V. Roy, F. K. Hill, E. Zeran, P.Z.'s. 

46 R. Johnson, Z.; W. McKay, H.; C. E. Dunseith, J.; and W. E. Hanly, 

F. R. Stewart, R. J. Aitcheson, P.Z.'s. 

47 B. C. McDonald, Z.; and G. Fennell, P.Z. 

53 W. A. Bradshaw, Z.; and R. J. Laur. P.Z. 

54 G. R. Jackson, Z.; J. W. Swindells, H.; and H. Fackrell, P.Z. 

55 W. J. Wiebe, Z.; D. Weaver, H.; and E. A. Staines, I. B. Collard, 
K. Woodhouse, P.Z.'s. 

56 D. R. Tannahill, Z.; N. Sinclair. 

57 R. Radford, Z.; and G. D. Penwarden, C. Fretz, C. A. Winn, P.Z.'s. 
59 G. A. Robinson, Z.; and G. B. Carley, H. 

61 P. J. Bogaerts, Z. 

62 B. G. Prosser, Z.; J. W. Pearce, H.; A. E. Mills, J.; and G. L. 
Stewart, J. H. Cook, J. S. Shield, J. Shields, D. B. Filsinger, S. S. 
Kell, W. J. Grierson, C. M. Platten, P.Z.'s. 

63 A. MacArthur, Z.; B. MacKinnon, J.; and E. F. Frey, G. A. Stewart, 
P.Z.'s. 

64 N. W. Cooper, Z.; and J. C. L. McKeand, B. D. Penwarden, H. J. 
Patis, P.Z.'s. 

65 J. R. Bell, Z.; H. J. Wilson, J.; and W. J. Oatmon, W. L. Darnell, M. 
Clark P.Z.'s. 

66 J. Doig, J. C. Britton, P.Z.'s. 

67 F. B. Johnson, A. Brown, L. E. Morphy, P.Z.'s. 

68 H. R. Ferguson, Z.; G. Van Der Vaart, H.; and G. J. J. Purcell, 

G. L. Abbott, P.Z.'s. 



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69 G. A. Dequetteville, G. B. Lipsitt, L. L. Lymburner, C. W. Travers, 

J. R. Logan, C. S. Brooks, P.Z.'s. 
71 M. Fletcher, Z.; and L. Potter, T. Weaver, B. Ross, P.Z.'s. 

73 P. L. Lalonde and F. Yardley, P.Z.'s. 

74 F. Hendry, P.Z. 

75 P. Barr, H.; and J. R. McPhail, H. E. Zimmerman, P.Z.'s. 

76 R. G. Johnson, Z.; and T. N. Dewar, R. Philips, N. Farrington, 
G. Manuel, P.Z.'s. 

77 W. Boston, Z.; C. J. Shibley, H.; G. Tyas, J.; and C. W. Emmett, 
G. Elms, P. R. Helm, A. L. Lee, H. Smith, J. E. Jenkins, W. F. Damp, 
E. K. Hogaboom, F. Harris, F. P. Wrattan, E. Buscombe, P.Z.'s. 

78 H. Jamieson, Z.; D. Seegmiller, H.; and C. A. McGregor, J. C. Daw- 
son, G. Hale, E. Steeper, C. J. Fox, P.Z.'s. 

79 M. Poupart, Z.; V. Usher, H.; J. Hallam, J.; and A. J. Burton, L. L. 
Querie, A. I. Cook, A. E. O'Halloran, J. C. Doyle, P.Z.'s. 

80 G. D. Stickley, Z.; R. Colledge, H.; A. Marsden, J.; and A. R. Bourne, 
G. E. Turner, C. E. Hillman, P.Z.'s. 

81 H. P. Grant and R. McKie, P.Z.'s. 

82 C. A. Hellstrom, W. Cheetham, C. Miller, E. S. Pearson, P.Z.'s. 

83 H. French, P.Z. 

88 G. L. Dunlop, Z.; and J. E. Finley, R. T. Cadwallader, P.Z.'s. 
91 R. M. Blake, H.; and H. Powell, J. Hewatt, R. F. Wilson, W. Dixon. 
R. Coleman, C. Howes, W. Weatherall, W. Hillis, P.Z.'s. 

94 S. Tripp, H.; and G. McCombe, W. C. Blackwell, P.Z.'s. 

95 W. B. Muncaster, Z.; and P. Bregman, P.Z. 

102 A. H. Day, Z.; E. Edgar, H.; and E. C. Price, E. E. Williams, H. W. 
Walker, J. E. Davidson, P.Z.'s. 

103 H. W. Scott, Z.; and A. S. Haley, R. C. Schmeler, P.Z.'s. 

104 J. V. Baker, H.; and W. S. Thomson, S. R. Amos, F. C. Devenne, 
P Z 's 

112 D*. R.' Hough, P.Z. 

113 M. W. Antoine, Z.; and A. L. Farnsworth, G. A. Barlow, P.Z.'s. 

116 R. G. Haufe, Z.; and E. M. James, M. P. Morris, D. R. Jeschor, J. E. 
Cassibo, C. E. Cassibo, P.Z.'s. 

117 J. E. Bird, Z.; H. W. Rothaermel, H.; and G. H. Shannon, G. Brady, 
C. Jantzi, W. E. James, W. N. Hemphill, P.Z.'s. 

119 J. A. Ward, Z.; and L. F. Hillman, H. F. Mills, J. A. Mclntyre, C. J. 
Bradley, W. Dales, P.Z.'s. 

129 R. Wietersen, Z.; H. McGugan, H.; and L. Sorsdahl, E. J. Hingst, 
W. H. Cheoros, M. H. Stewart, F. Lannin, 0. Ovens, H. Dungey, H. 
Stacey, N. Stacey, P.Z.'s. 

130 L. B. Evans, P.Z. 

131 R .Taylor, Z. 

132 H. Trueman, Z.; and A. L. Wheeler, W. G. Tryon, P.Z.'s. 

133 W. H. Oattes, F. Fairfield, G. H. Patterson, J. J. Carpenter, Rev. 
C. E. Armstrong, P.Z.'s. 

134 E. Matwijecky, Z.; and R. Bivens, C. McPhail, L. Patterson, C. 
White, D. Wetheral, I. Fisher, P.Z.'s. 

135 W. E. Bradbury, H.; R. B. Robinson, J.; and W. J. Morgan, C. S. 
Feasby, H. V. Watson, T. C. Croxall, P.Z.'s. 

138 M. H. Hastings, Z.; E. R. Wood, H.; and M. van Wamelen, C. E. 

Rich, P. James, D. G. Airhart, B. W. Spender. C. E. Wells, E. H. 

Hughes, G. Gunn, P.Z.'s. 
140 D. Harkus, P.Z. 

143 W. D. Wiseman, Z.; and L. R. Hanley, P.Z. 

144 K. A. McQuoid, P.Z. 

145 R. S. Woodward, M. Searle, J. Rainey, L. Morrison, R. L. Carr, P.Z.'s. 

146 L. A. Frank, F. Hay, M. Beatty, B. Hastings, J. S. Gee, P.Z.'s. 

147 J. Mathers, Z.; F. Maulden, H.; A. Juba, J.; and W. Evans, P.Z. 



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150 B. A. MacDonald, Z.; and E. S. Carson, J. W. Carson, P.Z.'s. 

151 J. E. Brown, P.Z. 

152 F. A. Smith, P.Z. 

153 G. R. Eagleson, H.; and G. A. Lauzon, H. J. Grealis, P.Z.'s. 

155 R. Hurst, Z.; J. B. Calder, H.; G. Revill, J.; and G. Penny, R. Brown, 
N. Howell, P.Z.'s. 

167 G. Hofmann, H.; G. E. Walker, J.; and K. E. Morrison, F. E. White- 
man, L. Roberts, S. R. Burton, R. R. Wilson, E. B. Fowler, P.Z.'s. 

168 R. Ballard, Z.; G. Burnett, H.; and P. Wilmink, J. Meier, P.Z.'s. 
175 J. H. Rogers, J. R. Dunbar, C. R. Smith, B. D. Burt, P.Z.'s. 

195 L. Archdekin, Z.; and F. Kline, W. Sproule, A. Archdekin, H. Spratt, 
W. B. Cannon, M. Clark, J. A. McFarlane, A. McLeod, T. Armstrong, 
R. W. Hall, G. Cotton, E. Carney, H. C. Snyder, J. Gold, H. McClure, 
P.Z.'s. 

198 A. G. Cook, Z.; L. Johnston, H.; and W. Patterson, P.Z. 

205 G. J. Hall, D. Tozer, H. Ince, D. Hill, J. Bell, H. Kirkby and W. 
Cameron, P.Z.'s. 

210 J. A. Dunbar, Z.; and H. T. Humphries, P.Z. 

212 L. H. Dinaberg, Z.; J. Ross, H.; B. Walters, J.; and S. Tenebaum, 
A. Weisman, N. Austin, H. I. Sax, J. I. Hauer, E. M. Bluestein, I. M. 
Ingles, L. Hermant, W. J. Bain, A. Fox, M. Fidler, J. Taube, M. 
Sandler, H. Sayles, H. R. Fox, L. Ritter, P.Z.'s. 

213 Rev. G. C. C. Scovil, Z.; and E. R. MacElwee, L. C. Current, H. H. 
Redden, W. J. Cock, J. Ralph, P.Z.'s. 

214 B. A. Russell, H.; H. E. Colhoun, J.; and H. B. Johnson, S. J. 
Mitchell, R. Wilcox, W. Gadsby, P. Cameron, P.Z.'s. 

215 W. Bell, Z.; G. H. Stuart, H.; T. D. Chisholm, J.; and D. Reedie, 
W. Angst, M. H. King, D. G. Campbell, J. W. Cook, B. J. Rodd, 
P Z 's 

217 W. Mansfield, H.; J. Abbott, J.; and E. W. Elcombe, A. H. Baldwin, 
J. Turnbull, E. Reid, N. Brown, W. J. Raeburn, W. J. Webber, J. 
L. House, P.Z.'s. 

218 A. Maudsley, J. A. Doney, P.Z.'s. 

219 D. Richards, Z.; and G. Anthony, D. Maclachlan, P. K. Taylor, G. R. 
Sheard, P.Z.'s. 

220 S. Bellis, Z.; and W. M. Creech, P. McGregor, H. M. Jackson, A. R. 
Jefferson, P.Z.'s. 

221 H. H. Pudden, Z.; N. Robinson, H.; A. McCuaig, J.; and D. Hopkins, 
W. Crerar, K. Hoopee, J. Armstrong, P.Z.'s. 

222 R. G. Harris, Z.; and David Mills, H. T. C. Humphries, G. A. Kent, 
F. F. Horton, C. C. Dale, P.Z.'s. 

223 M. Rogozynski, Z.; and H. A. Jones, W. Layte, P.Z.'s. 

224 L. F. Cunningham, Z.; and J. H. Williams, M. G. Spiers, P.Z.'s. 

225 J. Brentnall, Z.; B. Jackson, H.; and J. Richardson, F. W. D. Welham, 
H. C. May, R. J. Spencely, J. T. Wallace, W. D. Sturch, F. Daubney, 
T. Nishino, R. C. Neely, P.Z.'s. 

226 0. I. Johnston, Z. 

227 C. McMullen, B. H. Smith and E. Goodman, P.Z.'s. 

230 E. F. Maltby, H.; and C. L. Lewis, J. Wilton, K. Denison, R. Young, 
J Parke P Z 's 

231 A. F. Brown,' Z.; T. Carter, H.; and E. Shunk, Rev. D. M. Kerr, A. 
W. Johnson, J. Inglis, J. C. Crockatt, J. E. Yaeger, H. L. Martyn, 
W. J. Bain, J. Woodland, P.Z.'s. 

232 C. B. Coleman, Z.; E. T. Chaperlin, H.; D. Coffen, J.; and E. J. 
Ridgeway, J. A. Sheppard, J. L. Mellor, A. S. Currie, P.Z.'s. 

233 E. Radau, Z.; and W. Dunlop, J. Burns, N. Matheson, D. Wilson, 
W. E. Gardner, L. R. Dezorzi, R. Griffin, P.Z.'s. 

234 R. Tracey, Z.; R. Borland, J.; and I. G. Noble, C. Lobban, J. Long, 
P.Z.'s. 



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235 H. Foote, P.Z. 

236 R. Ritchie, Z.; and W. Brown, P.Z. 

238 J. Fulton, Z.; F. McLeod, H.; R. Footwinkler, J.; and L. Fortner, 
W. L. Davies, L. Jacobs, U. L. Hopwood, J. Hessey, P.Z.'s. 

239 D. Payne, L. Fisher, E. Stewart, L. Guyett, G. Monhouse, L. Sykes, 
P Z 's 

240 l! T. Vail, R. L. Jackson, G. Scott, P.Z.'s. 

241 W. M. Prentice, J.; and 0. R. Roberts, J. R. Brown, H. S. Biggs, 
J. Young, P.Z.'s. 

242 D. J. Cook, Z.; and W. B. Chalcraft, G. Hotham, M. Ellenor, C. 
Philip, M. Thompson, P.Z.'s. 

243 W. Kane, Z.; and F. W. Checkley, L. Clayton, P.Z.'s. 

245 W. E. Vance, Z.; R. Wright, H.; and G. A. Braby, G. J. Weber, P.Z.'s. 

246 J. A. Gravelle, H.; and H. E. Harrison, D. Danby, P. Maydan, J. 
Woodland, P.Z.'s. 

247 J. Bendall, H.; and L. J. Gent, H. Motton, R. Neely, H. Banks, I. D. 
Parkinson, P.Z.'s. 

248 H. Barr, Z.; and L. Jump. P.Z. 

249 W. G. Pascoe, H. Ferguson, W. Teeple, H. B. Tink, E. F. R. Osborne 
and H. G. Freeman, P.Z.'s. 

250 J. R. Hodgins, H.; and A. A. Leal, R. W. Purdy, P.Z.'s. 

251 G. E. Tipper, K. Griffin, H. G. Fick, P.Z.'s. 

252 G. Hunter, Z.; W. J. Brock, J.; and F. Brooks, L. James, R. Bond, 
P.Z.'s. 

254 F. A. Smith, C. L. Collins, C. Fotheringham, J. Brownlie, P.Z.'s. 

255 R. J. Paget, Z.; and M. Hicks, D. Hillier ,C. Scott, P.Z.'s. 

258 L. Willis, H.; and F. C. Conley, C. Feasby, P.Z.'s. 

259 D. Harcus, P.Z. 

260 V. Newman, L. Stroud, J. Kline, H. Carr, A. T. Williams, P.Z.'s. 

261 R. Sheriff, Z.; and G. E. Tait, K. Adams, P.Z.'s. 

262 F. Scott, J. Hobson, H. G. Edgar, J. I. Loft, D. Reading, C. Webber, 
W. Wright, J. Brownlie, P.Z.'s. 

263 W. Kinnaird, Z.; A. R. Davidson, H.; and H. C. May, T. G. Colby, 
P. C. Johnstone, P.Z.'s. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Most Excellent the Grand Z., directed the Grand Scribe E. to 
call the roll of representative Jurisdictions and have them assemble 
before the Altar. The following Grand Representatives answered their 
names: 

Alberta — E. K. Hogaboom, Athol St., Toronto. 

Argentina — Wm. H. Sproule, 4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton. 

Arizona — Edward Marshall, Apt. No. 11, 137 Emerald St., Hamilton. 

California — B. M. Conron, 120 Maple St., Collingwood. 

Colorado— Cyril McMullen, R.R. No. 5, Belleville. 

Delaware — Wm. J. Grierson, 136 Bedford Park Ave., Toronto 12 

Dist. of Columbia— B. H. Smith, 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville. 

Germany — Carl Jantzi, 41 Cardill Cres., Waterloo. 

Illinois— J. W. Woodland, 111 Raglan Ave., Apt. 1501 Toronto 10. 

India — Charles D. Donald, Oakville, Ont. 

Iowa — William S. Thomson, 1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville. 

Israel — Irving Inglis, 28 Yeoman's Road, Downsview. 

Main — Lome E. Vaughan, 315 Bleecker St., Belleville. 

Maryland — Leo J. Gent, Box 78, 21 Catharine St., Dorchester. 

Massachusetts — Dr. Fraser Hay, 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel. 

Michigan — Fred W. D. Welham, 60 Stewart-Smith Drive, Toronto 385. 

Minnesota — F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Avenue, Gait. 

Mississippi — H. T. C. Humphries, 53 Clegg Street, Ottawa. 



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Missouri — H. S. Biggs, 463 Hillsdale Ave., Toronto 7. 

Montana — David Harcus, R.R. #1, Perkinsfield. 

Nebraska — A. V. Roy, Box 57, Napanee. 

Netherlands — Maarten vanWamelen, 1177 Bloor St. E., Mississauga. 

New Brunswick — Dr. George Turner, M.D., 2281 Victoria Ave., Windsor. 

New Jersey — G. H. Shannon, 30 Spetz Street,, Kitchener. 

New York— M. A. Searle, Apt. 21, 24 Shallmar Blvd., Toronto 10. 

North Carolina — W. Leslie Davies, 711 Cleremont Ave., London. 

North Dakota — William H. Gummer, 242 Westdale Ave., Kingston. 

Nova Scotia — Leslie C. Ewener, 961 Toro Street, Sarnia. 

Pennsylvania — John L. House, 14 Pearson Ave., Toronto 13. 

Quebec— C. W. Emmett, 27 Colwood Rd., Islington. 

Rhode Island — Donald L. Attridge, 4 Alexander Ave., Gait. 

Saskatchewan — J. E. Girven, 581 Weller St., Peterborough. 

Scotland— James Turnbull, 377 O'Connor Dr., Toronto 6. 

South Carolina, Robert H. Seymour, 3 Third Ave., Kingston. 

South Dakota — Frederick C. Conley, 4 Houghton Blvd., Markham. 

Switzerland— L. B. Morrison, 1222 York Mills Road, Apt. 306, Don Mills. 

Tennessee — Chas. Fotheringham, 57 Union St. E., Apt. 103, Waterloo. 

Texas — Fred Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton. 

Utah — Lloyd B. Gillespie, 410 Eden Avenue, Ottawa. 

Vermont — Norman Farrington, Niagara Parkway, Queenston. 

Victoria — Harold Foote, 69 Cunning Ave., Aurora. 

Virginia — John J. Carpenter, 15 Cornelia St., Smiths Falls. 

Wyoming — E. C. Price, 65 Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie. 



18 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

GRAND Z's. ADDRESS 

To the Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

"A journey of a thousand miles starts with but a single step." Thus, 
one by one, the days have passed since last we assembled about this 
Altar. Each day with its own written record of good deeds done per;- 
haps, alas, of duties left undone, until the year has passed. And, like a 
book, I close this year and present it for your inspection. If you receive 
it as good work, square work, my labours have been rewarded and my 
cup runneth over. However, I am aware of my imperfections. I would 
therefore ask you to consider that man at his best is subject to frailty 
and error. Please endeavour to cover my faults and imperfections with 
the broad mantle of charity and brotherly love. 

The unknown and untried year which stretches before a Grand First 
Principal is filled with stumbling blocks and pitfalls. The desire to do 
what is best for the Royal Craft and not just please the majority; to do 
or not to do, to approve or disapprove, that is the question. We make 
a decision and act, then as time passes on, we wonder if we were right 
or wrong. The gavel of authority hangs like the sword of Damocles. 
"Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." (Shakespeare.) 

The term of office for a Grand First Principal could very well be a 
tantalizing torment of pressure and contention, if it were not for the 
Companions such as you. 

Without the support you have given me during my term of office, I 
am sure I would have appeared to be a comic version of Don Quixote, 
rushing about the province aimlessly tilting windmills. To you, my 
Companions, I am most deeply indebted and most grateful for all the 
assistance and advice you have provided me. I thank you one and all. 

As -we meet again upon the threshold of a new Convocation, may 
we survey our progress for the past year and unite our efforts for its 
future welfare. 

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I extend a sincere welcome 
to all Companions here assembled at this our One Hundred and Four- 
teenth annual Convocation of our Grand Chapter. 

Especially do I welcome those Companions who are attending as 
the representatives of their Chapters, and which for some may well be 
their initial attendance at a Grand Chapter Convocation. 

I trust that all Companions present derive knowledge and pleasure 
by their presence here today and at the Installation of our Grand First 
Principal Elect tomorrow. I also trust that each of you will return to 
your Chapters with increased interest in Royal Arch Masonry, and a 
message of encouragement to all Companions of your Chapters. 

To our "Distinguished Guests" we extend a most warm welcome 
and we are happy so many of you are with us these few days and may 
your stay with us be a pleasant one. I trust that your accommodations 
are to your satisfaction and that you will not be hesitant in letting us 
know of any further service we can be to you in providing for your 
comfort while with us. Most of you I have had the pleasure of meeting 
at your own Annual Convocations and I would like to express the thanks 
of Mrs. Welham and myself for your kindness to us whilst with you. 



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As we commence this Grand Convocation I am afforded the pleasure 
of returning in some small measure the wonderful hospitality so 
graciously extended to me by so many of you, my Companions and 
Friends. 

I have not been able to attend all the functions I have been invited 
to by the Lodges and Districts who have honoured our Grand Master 
Most Worshipful Brother, and Companion William K. Bailey for which I 
apologize but I feel quite confident our Grand Master well recognizes 
that time does not permit one to comply with all requests. 

The evenings I have spent in the presence of our Grand Master were 
evenings which were well attended by his Brethren and the respect and 
admiration shown by all for this Distinguished Mason know no bounds. 

To our Most Worshipful Brother William K. Bailey we extend a 
most warm welcome and we pledge our loyalty. We are proud to have 
you as the head ruler of the Craft, we are inspired by your leadership. 
Down through the years we have been the beneficiaries of your high 
degree of knowledge and Brotherly Love. Speaking personally for a 
moment Most Worshipful Sir, you have been a great inspiration to me 
since I was first on our District Education Committee in 1956. I owe 
you always a debt of gratitude, without your guidance and leadership 
in my earlier years in Masonry I could not have served my Brethren and 
Companions now. 

As always our Annual Convocation presents us with the opportunity 
to fraternize and to exchange thoughts and ideas, not only with our 
Companions but with our Brethren in all branches of Masonry. This 
year is no exception. We are most happy to extend the hand of fellow- 
ship and welcome all the leaders and representatives from all branches 
of Free Masonry. 

The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, The Grand Council Royal 
and Select Masters of the Cryptic Rite in Ontario, The Order of High 
Priesthood, The Sovereign Great Priory of Canada Knights Templer, 
and The Masonic and Military Order of the Knights of the Red Cross of 
Constantine. Permit me on behalf of all of my Companions to express 
our appreciation of your attendance and the opportunity to demonstrate 
our deep regard and affection for each of you. 

Each one of us has but one purpose in life, to build the temple of 
life strong and substantial. May it be erected on an everlasting and 
eternal foundation, thorough and magnificent, rearing its walls as we 
place ashlar upon ashlar and placing keystone and copestone with deeds 
of honour and duty. Still more than these, let us adorn it with the 
pillars and pilasters of Brotherly Love, of charity and self-sacrifice. If 
we do this, our personal edifice will be light, the admiration and blessing 
of mankind. 

The wiser a mason becomes in any of our concordant bodies, the 
longer he lives and learns within them, the more convinced he is of the 
primacy of that which is given the initiate when he is raised to the 
Sublime Degree of Master Mason. 

May the Great Jehovah bless and keep each of us in His Holy Keep- 
ing, and may he continue to use us through thoughts, words and actions 
as instruments to draw all men to a closer relationship one with another. 



20 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

NECROLOGY 

This has been a year when the call to the Grand Chapter Above has 
been answered by many of our Companions. Our Committee on Fraternal 
Dead will record fully the passing of those of our members who will join 
us no longer. 

Our hearts were saddened with the sudden passing of R. Ex. 
Companion John Thomas Race, Grand Superintendent of the Algoma 
District No. 14. 

It was my privilege to have this distinguished Companion travel 
with me and attend all Chapters in his district two months before he was 
called home. His interest in Royal Arch Masonry knew no bounds and 
he had a most encouraging year for his district planned. 

Death remains the one citadel of mystery which antonomous man 
is compelled to surrender to his God. An honourable death is better 
than a dishonourable life: I have no doubt that these Companions who 
were faithful to their obligations as Royal Arch Masons were God 
fearing men, and were prepared for their final call. 

For they have triumphed who have died; they have passed the porches 

wide, 
Leading from house of night, to the splendid lawns of light. 
They have gone on that far road, leading to their new abode. 
And from the curtained we — watch their going wistfully. 
They have won, for they have read, the bright secrets of the dead. 
And they gain the deep unknown, hearing life's strange undertone. 
In the race across the days — they are the victors: 
Theirs the praise, 
Theirs the glory and the pride — they have triumphed having died. 

FRATERNAL DEAD — 1971 

To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, The British Com- 
monwealth of Nations and the United States of America, we extend 
sincere sympathy for the loss of their distinguished Companions: 

GRAND COMMANDERY KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF ARIZONA 
Dwight Elmore Shannon — R. E. Grand Commander 1957 

MOST EXCELLENT GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS 
OF COLORADO 

Norman J. Tripp— Grand High Priest 1962-63 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF BRITISH 
COLUMBIA 

Thomas Riley Smalley— Past Grand Z. 1965-66 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF BRITISH 
COLUMBIA 

Thomas W. H. Walker— Past Grand Z. 1957-58 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CALIFORNIA 

Chester Harold Newell — Grand Secretary — Grand Recorder 1947-69 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF GEORGIA 
Thomas Jefferson Brake, Jr.— Grand High Priest 1969-70 

THE GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS 
David Manson— Grand High Priest 1957-58 



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GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF INDIANA 

Troy Levi Puckett— Most Excellent Grand High Priest 1930 
GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF MAINE 

Henry Reed Gillis— Grand High Priest 1931 
GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF MAINE 

David Saunders Patterson — Grand High Priest 1942 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MARYLAND 

Roy Danzer— High Priest 1929 
GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MISSISSIPPI 

Tom Quitman Ellis— Grand High Priest 1954-57 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ROYAL 
ARCH MASONS 

Clarence F. Grabb— Grand High Priest 1960 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ROYAL 
ARCH MASONS 

GeorgeWollage Pratt — Grand High Priest 1956 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ROYAL 
ARCH MASONS 

Rev. Ben Paul Richmond — Grand Chaplain 
GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF THE STATE OF NORTH 
CAROLINA 

Charles Carpenter Ricker — M. W. Grand Master 1962 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF THE STATE 
OF OHIO 

Harvey Walker— Grand High Priest 1967-68 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SASKATCHEWAN 

Alfred Alonzo Wilson— Grand First Principal 1928-29 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF TENNESSEE 
Bruce Blair— Past Grand High Priest 1961 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF TENNESSEE 
Benjamin Tate Dawkins, Sr. — Past Grand High Priest 1936 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF TENNESSEE 
States Millar Welborn— Past Grand High Priest 1965 

GRAND ROYAL ARCH MASONS CHAPTER OF TEXAS 
E. S. Winfree, Jr.— Grand High Priest 1953-54 

Of these Companions who answered the call to Higher Service, the 
following held Grand Chapter Rank: 

28 V. Ex. Comp. Thomas Hopkins 

30 V. Ex. Comp. Henry Thomas Barker 

34 V. Ex. Comp. Frederick Wm. Churchill 

34 R. Ex. Comp. Richard A. W. Stewart 

40 R. Ex. Comp. James A. Robertson 

56 R. Ex. Comp. Clarence Le Roy van Wyck 

68 R. Ex. Comp. Hugh D. Hyndman 

90 V. Ex. Comp. Percy E. Baker 

95 R. Ex. Comp. George Shute 

102 R. Ex. Comp. Ernest G. Drew 

104 V. Ex. Comp. Charles T. Sherry 

119 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Bloomfield 

138 R. Ex. Comp. Austin Evans 

145 R. Ex. Comp. John W. Baird 

150 V. Ex. Comp. James Smith 

168 R. Ex. Comp. William H. Brady 

175 R. Ex. Comp. Ephraim Hudson 



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205 V. Ex. Comp. John Henry Pugh 

212 V. Ex. Comp. Harry E. Savlov 

218 V. Ex. Comp. E. Hilton Emrick 

219 V. Ex. Comp. James Simpson Bremner 

220 R. Ex. Comp. Joseph Austin Evans 
223 R. Ex. Comp. John Connell Kincade 
239 R. Ex. Comp. Lowell Berney Boyle 

245 V. Ex. Comp. William D. Thompson 

246 V. Ex. Comp. William George Beech, Jr. 
257 R. Ex. Comp. George Shute 

261 R. Ex. Comp. E. Lome Jackson 

GRAND CONVOCATION 

I wish to thank the Principal's Association of the two Toronto 
Districts, 8 and 8A, who are once again our hosts during this Convoca- 
tion. 

Their untiring efforts are deeply appreciated by the Members of 
our Grand Chapter. 

On behalf of all present I would extend to R. Ex. Companion Maar- 
ten van Wamelen our thanks for the work of himself and his hard 
working committee who have spent many evenings in the planning which 
has resulted in the success of this convocation, truly it has been said 
Master Craftsmen have laboured well and we are the beneficiaries of 
their labours. 

ANNIVERSARIES 

The following Chapters celebrated Anniversaries, each programme 
a little different but all most impressive and well planned. 

Quinte Friendship, Belleville 50 years 

Prince of Wales, Perth 50 years 

Mount Sinai Chapter, Napanee 100 years 

Excelsior Chapter, Colborne 100 years 

Port Credit Chapter, Port Credit 100 years 

St. James Chapter, St. Mary's 100 years 

King Cyrus Chapter, Toronto 50 years 

Aurora Chapter, Aurora 50 years 

I was well supported at these anniversaries by the Grand Council 
and all occasions by the ruling and past Grand Chapter's Officers. 

VISITATIONS 

Following is a list of my activities since our last Annual Convocation: 

May 3rd— Keystone Council— R. & S.M. 

May 4th— Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212— Welfare Night. 

May 5th - 6th— St. Johns Chapter No. 103, North Bay— Speakers. 

May 7th - 8th — Grand Chapter, New Hampshire. 

May 10th - 11th - 12th— Grand Chapter, Maryland, Baltimore. 

May 14th — Couchiching Chapter No. 198, Orillia — Installation. 

May 16th — District No. 3 — Divine Service. 

May 17th — Zeredatha Lodge, Uxbridge — Craft Night. 

May 19th— Carleton Chapter No. 16,Ottawa. 

May 20th— St. Francis Chapter No. 133, Smiths Falls. 

May 21st — Grand Chapter Office — Committee Meeting. 

May 22nd — Pawatin Council, Sault Ste. Marie. 



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May 25th - 26th— Golden Chapter No. 90 Kenora— Seminar. 

May 27th - 28th - 29th — Grand Chapter Saskatchewna, Regina. 

June 1st — Victoria Chapter No. 205, Thornhill — Speaker. 

June 7th — Fort William Chapter 140, Thunder Bay — Seminar. 

June 8th — Alberton Chapter 152, Fort Francis — Seminar. 

June 10th — Atwood Chapter No. 149, Rainy River — Seminar. 

June 14th — Quetico Chapter No. 259, Atikokan — Seminar. 

June 16th — Shuniah Chapter No. 82, Thunder Bay — Reception. 

June 17th - 19th— Golden Star Chapter No. 254, Dryden— Field Day. 

July 6th — King Solomon's Chapter No. 8 — Service. 

July 7th— White Oak Chapter No. 104, Oakville— Golf Tournament. 

July 11th — Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212 — Outing, retarded children 
to Milton. 

July 15th - 19th — Grand Chapter, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland. 

July 20th— Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M.— Dinner. 

July 21st - 22nd— Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. 

July 25th — Vimy Chapter No. 214, Inwood — Divine Service & Picnic. 

July 27th — Advisory Meeting — Grand Chapter Office. 

July 30th— S.R.I.A., Woodstock— Dinner. 

July 31st — Mount Sinai Chapter No. 44, Napanee — Meeting re 50 
year Anniversary. 

August 3rd — Grand Chapter Office. 

August 6th - 7th — York Rite, Sovereign College, Detroit. 

August 9th - 10th — Grand Chapter Office. 

August 11th — Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212 — Golf Tournament. 

August 12th - 13th — Red Cross Constantine — Peterborough. 

August 14th - 17th — Sovereign Great Priory — Peterborough. 

August 28th— 1958 Master A.F. & A.M.— Buffalo. 

August 30th — Allied Masonic Degrees — Woodstock. 

August 31st— H.R.A.K.T.P.— Dinner— Woodstock. 

September 1st — Victoria Chapter No. 205, Thornhill. 

September 8th — Lackawana Lodge, Lackawana, N.Y. 

September 9th— Tyrian Chapter No. 258, Stouffville. 

September 10th — Mount Moriah Chapter No. 19, St. Catharines. 

September 13th — Bursary Committee Meeting — Grand Chapter 
Office. 

September 14th — Prince Edward Chapter No. 218, Shelburne. 

September 16th— Mt. Horeb No. 20, Brantford. 

September 17th — Humber Chapter No. 246, Weston. 

September 18th — Reception to Grand Z., District No. 5, Hamilton. 

September 19th — District No. 7, Divine Service, Queenston. 

September 20th — Prince Edward Chapter No. 31, Picton. 

September 21st— The St. Patrick Chapter No. 145, Thornhill. 

September 23 — King Solomon's Chapter No. 8, Toronto. 

September 24th— St. Albans Chapter No. 217, Thornhill. 

September 25th — Espanola Chapter No. 257, Grand Chapter Degree, 
Espanola. 

September 26th — Espanola Chapter No. 257, Divine Service, 
Espanola. 

September 27th— St. Paul's Chapter No. 65, Toronto. 
September 28th — Aurora Chapter No. 235, Aurora. 
October 2nd — Prince of Wales Chapter No. 226 — 50 year Anniver- 
sary — Perth. 

October 3rd — Prince of Wales Chapter No. 226 — Divine Service — 
Perth. 

October 5th — Chantry Chapter No. 130 — Grand Chapters Degree — 
Southampton. 

October 6th - 7th— Grand Chapter of Ohio, Akron, Ohio. 



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October 7th - 8th— Grand Chapter of Michigan, Traverse City, Mich. 
October 9th— Ottawa Chapter No. 222— International Day— Ottawa. 
October 10th— Ottawa Chapter No. 222— Divine Service— Ottawa. 
October 13th— Beaver Chapter No. 225— Grand Chapter Degree- 
Toronto. 

October 14th— Succoth Chapter No. 135— Hon. Membership— 
Uxbridge. 

October 15th — Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui No. 1 — Hon. Mem- 
bership — Kingston. 

October 16th — Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 44 — Grand Chapter Degree — 
Napanee. 

October 17th — Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 44 — Divine Service — Napanee. 

October 18th — Prince Edward Chapter No. 31, Picton. 

October 20th — Adoniram Council R. & S.M., Toronto. 

October 22nd — Reception to Grand Master, Gait. 

October 23rd — Excelsior Chapter No. 45 — Grand Chapter Degree — 
Colborne. 

October 24th — Excelsior Chapter No. 45 — Divine Service — Colborne. 

October 25th— St. Paul's Chapter No. 65, Toronto. 

October 26th — Port Credit Chapter No. 230 — 50 year Anniversary — 
Hon. Membership — Port Credit. 

October 27th — Grand Chapter of Virginia. 

October 28th— Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 212— Man of Year Dinner- 
Toronto. 

October 29th— District 8 & 8A— Divine Service— Beth Sholom— 
Toronto. 

October 30th — Ontario District No. 10 — Educational Seminar — 
Peterborough. 

November 3rd — Moira Lodge — Grand Chapter Degree E.A. — Belle- 
ville. 

November 4th — St. James Chapter No. 46 — 100 year Anniversary — 
St. Mary's. 

November 6th — Ark Chapter No. 80 — York Rite Day — Windsor. 

November 7th — Ark Chapter No. 80 — Divine Service — Windsor. 

November 8th — King Cyrus Chapter No. 232, Toronto. 

November 9th — Palestine Lodge — Installation — Toronto. 

November 11th — Ezra Chapter No. 23 — Simcoe. 

November 12th— York Chapter No. 62, Toronto. 

November 13th — Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 212 — Ladies' Night — Toronto. 

November 15th— The Malloch Chapter No. 66, Seaforth. 

November 16th — Advisory Meeting — Grand Chapter Office. 

November 17th — Halton Chapter No. 234, Georgetown. 

November 18th — Midland Chapter No. 94 — Lindsay. 

November 19th — Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui No. 1 — Ladies' 
Night — Kingston. 

November 20th — Red Cross of Constantine, Barrie. 

November 21st — Ontario District No. 10 — Divine Service — Whitby. 

November 22nd — Beaver Chapter No. 74, Strathroy. 

November 23rd— Port Credit Chapter No. 230, Port Credit. 

November 24th — Corinthian Chapter No. 36 — Peterborough. 

November 26th — St. George's Chapter No. 5, London. 

November 27th — Blenheim Chapter No. 239 — Dedicate Temple — 
Blenheim. 

November 29th — Districts 8 & 8A — Principals' Association — Toronto. 

November 30th — Grand Convocation Committee Meeting, Grand 
Chapter Office. 

December 1st & 2nd — Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 

December 3rd — Kroy Lodge Installation, Thornhill. 



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December 4th — Adoniram Council — Annual Meeting — Toronto. 

December 5th — Allied Masonic Degrees, Kitchener. 

December 6th — Enoch Council R. & S.M., London. 

December 7th — The Scarborough Chapter No. 263 — Installation — 
Scarborough. 

December 8th — McKay Chapter No 243, Stoney Creek. 

December 9th - 18th — Chapter of Unity — Speaker — London, England. 
Grand Lodge Temple, London, England. 
Provincial Grand Chapter of Wales — Installation — Cardiff, 

Wales. 
St. Clement Chapter — Speaker — Aberdeen, Scotland. 
Grand Chapter of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

December 20th — Grand Chapter Office, Toronto. 

December 21st — Brant Chapter No. 115, Paris. 

December 23rd - 29th— Grand Chapter Office, Toronto. 

December 22nd — Toronto Antiquity Chapter No. 91, Weston. 

January 3rd — Keystone Council R. & S.M. — Installation — Weston. 

January 4th — Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 212 — Installation — Toronto. 

January 6th — Alpha Lodge — Installation — Toronto. 

January 7th — Benevolence Committee — F. Carl Ackert — Gait. 

January 10th — King Solomon's Chapter No. 8 — Installation — Toronto. 

January 11th — Shekinah Chapter No. 138 — Installation — Toronto. 

January 12th — Beaver Chapter No. 225 — Installation — Toronto. 

January 13th — Succoth Chapter No. 135 — Installation — Uxbridge. 

January 14th — York Chapter No. 62 — Installation — Toronto. 

January 15th — Kitchener Chapter No. 117 — Installation — Kitchener. 

January 17th — Brant Chapter No. 115 — Installation by Grand Chap- 
ter Officers — Paris. 

January 18th — The St. Patrick Chapter No. 145 — Installation — 
Thornhill. 

January 19th — King Cyrus Chapter No. 232 — Installation — Toronto. 

January 20th — Laurentian Chapter No. 151, Pembroke. 

January 21st — Humber Chapter No. 246 — Installation — Weston. 

January 24th — Centennial Chapter No. 260 — Installation — Streets- 
ville. 

January 25th — Aurora Chapter No. 235 — Installation — Aurora. 

January 26th — Corinthian Chapter No. 36 — Installation — Peter- 
borough. 

January 27th — Waterloo Chapter No. 32 — Installation — Gait. 

January 28th— St. Alban's Chapter No. 217— Installation— Thornhill. 

January 29th — Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 293 — Installation — Buffalo. 

January 31st — Toronto District 8 & 8 A — Principals' Association 
Dinner — Toronto. 

February 1st— Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 212— P.P. Night — Toronto. 

February 2nd — Grand Chapter Convocation Committee Meeting — 
Grand Chapter Office. 

February 3rd— Tyrian Chapter No. 258, Stouffville. 

February 5th — Educational Seminar — Hamilton District No. 5 — 
Stoney Creek. 

February 7th — Sussex-St. Lawrence Chapter No. 59, Brockville 

February 8th — Grenville Chapter No. 22, Prescott. 

February 10th— St. John's Chapter No. 6, Hamilton. 

February 12th— Ruling Principals' Meeting— District 8A — Weston. 

February 14th— Occident Chapter No. 77— Installation— Toronto. 

February 15th— Ancaster Chapter No. 155, Hamilton. 

February 16th— Regal Chapter No. 253, Port Dover. 

February 18th— Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui Chapter No. 1 
Kingston. 



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February 20th— Toronto Districts 8 & 8A— Welfare Committee 
Meeting, Toronto. 

February 21st — St. John's Chapter No. 112, Morrisburg. 

February 22nd — Leeds Chapter No. 132, Gananoque. 

February 23rd — St. John's Chapter No. 3, London. 

February 24th — Grand Chapter Office, Toronto. 

February 25th — Tecumseh Chapter No. 24, Stratford. 

February 26th — Royal Ark Mariners, Strathroy. 

February 28th— St. Paul's Chapter, No. 65, Toronto. 

March 2nd — Keystone Chapter No. 72 — Grand Chapter Degree — 
Stirling. ( 

March 3rd - 5th — Grand Chapter District of Columbia, Washington. 

March 7th — Pentalpha Chapter No. 28, Oshawa. 

March 8th — Grand Chapter Office, Toronto. 

March 9th — Maitland Chapter No. 68 — Kemptville. 

March 10th — Mt. Moriah Chapter No. 19 — Grand Chapter Degree — 
St. Catharines. 

March 11th — Red Cross of Constantine, Peterborough. 

March 13th — Kichikewana Chapter No. 167, Midland. 

March 14th — Shekinah Chapter No. 138 — Present Jewel — Toronto. 

March 14th— White Oak Chapter No. 104— Craft Night— Oakville. 

March 15th — Grand Chapter Office (Nominations). 

March 16th — Nilestown Chapter No. 247 — Grand Chapter Night — 
Nilestown. 

March 18th - 19th — Port Huron Chapter — International Day — Port 
Huron. 

March 20th — Minnewawa No. 78, Parkhill. 

March 21st— The St. Patrick Chapter No. 145, Thornhill. 

March 22nd — Corinthian Chapter No. 36, Peterborough. 

March 23rd— Districts 8 & 8A— Grand Z. Reception— Toronto. 

March 24th— St. Alban's Chapter No. 217, Thornhill. 

March 25th — London District No. 2 — Reception Grand Z. — London. 

March 26th— Mt. Sinai Retarded Children Hospital, Orillia. 

March 27th — King Cyrus Chapter No. 232 — 50 year Anniversary — 
Toronto. 

28th — Aurora Chapter No. 235 — 50 year Anniversary — Speaker- 
Aurora. 

March 29th — Districts 8 & 8A Principals' Association. 

March 30th — Rose Croix Toronto Sovereign Chapter H.R.D.M. — 
Toronto — Maundy Thursday. 

April 1st — Geoffrey de St. Aldamar Preceptory — Easter Service. 

April 2nd — Rose Croix Toronto Sovereign Chapter. 

April 3rd — Excelsior Chapter No. 45 — Colborne. 

April 4th— St. Paul's Chapter No. 242, Lambeth. 

April 5th — Advisory Meeting — Grand Chapter Office. 

April 5th — Palestine Chapter No. 249 — Ladies' Night — Bowmanville. 

April 6th— Tyrian Chapter No. 258, Stouffville. 

April 7th — Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, Sarnia. 

April 8th — District No. 2 Association Meeting, Leamington. 

April 9th — Grand Chapter Divine Service, Toronto. 

April 10th— Keystone Chapter No. 35, Whitby. 

April 11th— Mt. Sinai Lodge A.F. & A.M.— Visitation by Mt. Sinai 
Chapter No. 212. 

April 12th— Prince Edward Chapter No. 218— Craft Night— Shel- 
burne. 

April 13th — Algonquin Chapter No. 102 — Dinner — Sault Ste. Marie. 

April 14th & 15th — Grand Chapter Manitoba, Winnipeg. 

April 18th — Huron Chapter No. 30, Goderich. 



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April 19th— Carleton Chapter No. 16, Ottawa. 

April 20th— Covenant Chapter No. 113, Cornwall. 

April 21st - 22nd — Grand Convocation Meetings — Toronto. 

April 27th - 29th — Grand Chapter Convocation — Toronto. 

I shall be ever grateful to the various Chapters and Sister Grand 
Chapters for their kind invitations and to have the opportunity of repre- 
senting our Grand Chapter on the occasions which I have listed above. 

At all times you were most gracious and the attention given by you 
to my welfare by far exceeded any obligations you may have felt towards 
my attendance. I feel that by these visits to our own Chapters I now 
possess a wealth of knowledge of your problems which we shall endeavour 
to assist you with. 

I have visited most of the chapters in our jurisdiction during my 
term of office, some three or four times owing to special meetings Grand 
Chapter Degree Teams, Installations, and social evenings. I shall en- 
deavour to visit the seven Chapters of our jurisdiction which I found it 
impossible to fit into my schedule, however I trust that I shall be able 
to visit with you at a later date. Through meeting my Companions and 
discussing with them their trials and tribulations, I felt that a great 
many of their problems could be rectified by a renewed enthusiasm and 
dedication for the Royal Craft, however, we of the Grand Chapter can 
not be too complacent, there is much work to be done. A great deal of 
assistance and guidance to be given. 

During the year we had one dedication of a Chapter Room at which 
the Grand Z. officiated and the majority of our Grand Chapters Officers 
attended. 

On November 27th we journeyed to Blenheim, Ontario, at which time 
we dedicated the new home of all Masonic activities and dedicated this 
lovely temple. Later we attended a banquet in the temple at which 
time I had the privilege of addressing my Companions. The Officers, 
Past Principals and Companions have every right to be proud of their 
new accommodations. I believe through the enthusiasm and pride shown 
by all members that Blenheim Chapter No. 239 has much to look forward 
to in this district and that Royal Arch Masonry will advance at a steady 
and sure pace. We congratulate you once again on your endeavours and 
thank you for the courtesies extended to us while with you. 



GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS 

Your Grand Chapter Officers Present and Past have worked hard 
during the past two years. I am ever grateful to them for their support, 
particularly on the many Grand Chapter Degree Teams which conferred 
the H.R.A. degree in the various parts of the province, the Craft Nights 
for Master Masons, also the Degree teams who conferred Craft Degrees 
in the various Lodges. The Royal Arch Nights explaining the symbolism, 
the social evenings many of which were family affairs, in all your efforts 
my Companions. I was extremely happy and proud of your attendance, 
your work in the degrees, your explanations "Why Royal Arch 
Masonry"? which can only improve our Craft Brethren. Please accept 
my thanks Companions, your efforts were appreciated by our Craft 
Brethren, our Companions and myself. Royal Arch Masonry and all its 
Companions have been the beneficiaries of your labours. 



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HONOURARY MEMBERSHIPS 



The St. Patrick Chapter No. 145 
Victoria Chapter No. 205 
Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212 
Tyrian Chapter No. 258 
Beaver Chapter No. 145 
Keystone Chapter No. 35 
York Chapter No. 72 



Holy Land Royal Arch Chapter 
No. 8 

Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chap- 
ter in the State of Israel 

Grand Chapter of Michigan 

The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of 
Rhode Island 



buccoth Chapter No. 135 I r™ n j r> i a v m. * 4? 

_ A _ ..^ * , nkT „„„ 9 The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of 

Port Credit Chapter No. 230 1 n , . 



Ohio 
The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of 
the State of Illinois 



Aurora Chapter No. 235 

Corinthian Chapter No. 36 

Quinte Friendship No. 227 

Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui The Grand Chapter of Saskatche- 

No. 1 wan with the rank of Past 

Carleton Chapter No. 16 Grand Z. 

Mount Sinai Chapter, Buffalo, The Grand Chapter of Manitoba 

No. 293 with the rank of Past Grand Z. 

AWARDS 

It was with a great deal of pride that I received the Joseph Conway 
Medal for meritorius service from the Grand Chapter of Nova Scotia. 

PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

With the assistance of our Past Grand Z.'s our Grand 2nd Principal, 
our Grand 3rd Principal and our Grand Superintendents in the various 
districts we presented many jewels this year which are listed as follows: 

Fifty Years a Royal Arch Mason: 

St. John's No. 3— Comp. W. Dutton, Comp. E. E. Brown. 

St. George's No. 5 — Comp. R. J, Cheney, R. Ex. Comp. R. J. Cushman, 

Comp. A. E. Logan, Comp. F. D. McLachlin, Comp. E. A. Shaw. 
St. John's No. 6— Ex. Comp. H. V. Rymal, Comp. W. A. Behrle. 
The Moira No. 7— R. Ex. H. C. McElrath, R. Ex. Comp. H. S. McElrath, 

Ex. Comp. H. J. Clarke. 
King Solomon's No. 8 — Comp. A. E. Hickson, Comp. E. C. Veitch, Comp. 

G. H. Rymal, Comp. F. W. H. Burns, Comp. S. G. Tinker, Ex. Comp. 

F. L. Meisener, Comp. H. G. Hamilton. 
Oxford No. 18— Ex. Comp. R. D. McKenzie, Comp. F. Stiling, Ex. Comp. 

N. McLeod. 
Mount Horeb No. 20— R. Ex. Comp. R. W. McFadden. 
Grenville No. 22— Ex. Comp. J. E. Williams, Comp. A. M. Elward, Ex. 

Comp. P. Fretwell, Comp. M. J. Ryan, Comp. R. K. Millar. 
Tecumseh No. 24 — Comp. W. H. Murrell, Ex. Comp. F. Walker, Comp. 

N. L. King, Comp. D. M. Ross, Comp. G. P. Kirby, Comp. J. E. 

Roberts, Comp. J. Roberts, Comp. J. A. Forbes. 
Manitou No. 27— R. Ex. Comp. C. A. Trott. 
Pentalpha No. 28— Comp. W. R. Brown. 



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Huron No. 30— V. Ex. Comp. H. T. Barker, Comp. G. F. McArthur, 
Comp. C. F. Chapman, Comp. M. Allan, Comp. H. T. Sturdy. 

Waterloo No. 32— R. Ex. Comp. T. W. Rutherford. 

Corinthian No. 36 — Comp. W. Brown, Comp. C. J. Ray, Ex. Comp. D. G. 
H. Melton. 

Guelph No. 40— R. Ex. Comp. C. T. Palmer. 

Mount Sinai No. 44 — Comp. E. V. S. Denyes. 

St. James No. 46— Comp. F. Y. Lofft, Comp. J. Fiddes. 

Wellington No. 47— Comp. F. E. G. Taylor, Comp. W. W. Gale, Comp. 

W. J. Gale. 
Georgian No. 56 — Comp. J. P. Leslie. 
Willson No. 64— Comp. C. R. Somerville, Comp. J. V. Findly, Ex. Comp. 

N. J. Penwarden, Comp. N. Michener, Comp. L. R. Pattison, Comp. 

W. G. Smith. 
Enterprise No. 67— Comp. M. Noble, Comp. G. E. Daley, Ex. Comp. W. 

R. Johnston, Comp. M. Reany, Comp. R. Metcalfe, Comp. W. Hill, 

Comp. L. A. Woodman, V. Ex. Comp. H. Hall, R. Ex. Comp. D. A. 

Cox, Comp. R. Ingram, Comp. S. H. Hobson. 
Grimsby No. 69— Ex. Comp. V. Tuck. 
Beaver No. 74 — Comp. E. Evans. 
Mount Nebo No. 76 — Ex. Comp. W. Pearce. 
Occident No. 77— V. Ex. Comp. S. Solley, Comp. W. Mclntyre, Comp. F. 

H. Greenhill, Comp. R. Chapman, Comp. J. Berry. 
Golden No. 90— Comp. J. R. Lett. 
Midland No. 94— Ex. Comp. K. W. Griffin, Comp. J. A. Ross, Comp. H. 

W. Sharpe, Comp. F. W. Moynes, Comp. H. J. McMullen, Comp. W. 

B. Davidson, Comp. J. W. Bailey. 
Tuscan No. 95 — Ex. Comp. A. Goddard, Comp. F. R. Parker. 
St. John's No. 103— Comp. R. King. 

Maple, No. 116 — Comp. H. E. Heaslip, R. Ex. Comp. H. E. Menzies. 
Succoth No. 135— Ex. Comp. G. G. Gregg, V. Ex. Comp. C. S. Feasby, 

V. Ex. Comp. C. W. Heard. 
Shekinah No. 138— Comp. A. McAvoy, V. Ex. Comp. G. G. Elliott, Comp. 

W. L. Wilde. 
Fort William No. 140— Comp. R. A. Ross, Comp. F. L. Hartry, Comp. F. 

A. McRae. 
The St. Patrick No. 145— Comp. I. Wm. Brum, Comp. W. M. Soules, 

Comp. J. C. Adams. 
Bernard No. 146— Comp. J. F. Vandrick, V. Ex. Comp. J. S. Coghlin. 
London No. 150 — V. Ex. Comp. H. Steels, V. Ex. Comp. A. L. Hey, Comp. 

W. E. Cripps, Comp. Chas. Hoppa. 
Alberton No. 152 — Comp. J. R. Angus. 
Kichikewana No. 167 — Comp. A. A. Ingram. 
Ionic No. 168— Ex. Comp. E. G. Tinny. 

Peel No. 195— V. Ex. Comp. H. Spratt, Comp. R. R. Cooper. 
Couchiching No. 198 — Ex. Comp. A. Gardiner, R. Ex. Comp. B. H. Price. 
Mount Sinai No. 212— V. Ex. Comp. H. Fox, R. Ex. Comp. S. Perlman, 

Comp. J. Pullan, Comp. H. Freedman, Comp. B. Yaffe, Comp. W. 

Leibel, V. Ex. Comp. M. Cooper. 
Vimy No. 214 — Ex. Comp. A. R. Chapman, Ex. Comp. A. E. Johnston, 

Ex. Comp. H. G. Laws. 



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Ottawa No. 222— V. Ex. Comp. E. G. Tresidder, R. Ex. Comp. W. D. 

Taylor. 
Beaver No. 225 — V. Ex. Comp. J. Winton, Comp. J. Leask. 
Quinte Friendship No. 227— Comp. H. C. McKay, Comp. C. H. McBride, 

Ex. Comp. J. A. Mcintosh, Comp. W. E. Badgley, V. Ex. Comp. W. 

M. Barlow, Ex. Comp. I. Stephenson. 
Port Credit No. 230— R. Ex. Comp. G. B. Jackson, Ex. Comp. Rev. W. 

Fingland. 
Hiawatha No. 252 — Comp. J. A. McDonald. 

For Twenty-five Years Installed First Principal: 

King Solomon's No. 8 — V. Ex. Comp. L. A. Woolger. 

Wawanosh No. 15 — Ex. Comp. C. A. Johnson. 

Oxford No. 18— Ex. Comp. L. M. Harley, V. Ex. Comp. G. K. Mansell. 

Ezra No. 23— Ex. Comp. H. Oates. 

Tecumseh No. 24 — Ex. Comp. H. J. Kastner. 

Manitou No. 27 — Ex. Comp. G. A. Kennedy. 

Pentalpha No. 28 — Ex. Comp. D. S. Jamieson. 

Huron No. 30— Ex. Comp. H. M. Ford. 

Prince Edward No. 31 — Ex. Comp. Dr. G. Allison. 

Waterloo No. 32— R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Ackert. 

Excelsior No. 45 — Ex. Comp. A. A. Kemp, Ex. Comp. W. R. Baxter. 

Palestine No. 54 — Ex. Comp. C. Schweitzer. 

King Hiram No. 57 — Ex. Comp. A. T. Mathew. 

Havelock No. 63— Ex. Comp. M. W. McGaw. 

Enterprise No. 67 — Ex. Comp. W. T. Brown. 

Grimsby No. 69— R. Ex. Comp. G. A. Oldfield. 

Keystone No. 72 — Ex. Comp. C. A. Baker. 

Mount Nebo No. 76 — Ex. Comp. W. S. Johnston, Ex. Comp. W. A. V. 

Yorke. 
Occident No.77 —Ex. Comp. W. F. Damp. 
MacNabb No. 88— Ex. Comp. S. Duddy. 
Tuscan No. 95— Ex. Comp. A. L. Goddard, V. Ex. Comp. A. T. Grieve, 

V. Ex. Comp. G. T. Seeker. 
Covenant No. 113 — V. Ex. Comp. G. E. McCutcheon. 
Kitchener No. 117 — Ex. Comp. W. J. Hogan. 
Shekinah No. 138— Ex. Comp. W. B. Petch. 
Bernard No. 146 — Ex. Comp. W. S. Squires. 
London No. 150— Ex. Comp. L. C MacEwen, V. Ex. Comp. H. Steels, 

Ex. Comp. T. B. Bearchill. 
Ionic No. 168 — Ex. Comp. G. G. Stephens. 
The Hamilton No. 175— V. Ex. Comp. C. Ralph. 
Peel No. 195— Ex. Comp. A. T. Woodill. 

Couchiching No. 198— Ex. Comp. J. H. Haywood, R. Ex. Comp. F. C. 

Conley. 
Vimy No. 214 — Ex. Comp. A. McLean. 
Ottawa No. 222— Ex. Comp. H. E. Reaume. 
Prince of Wales No. 226 — Ex. Comp. A. E. James. 
Port Credit No. 230— Ex. Comp. D. E. Dyer. 



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St. Clair No. 231— V. Ex. Comp. E. G. Shunk. 

Halton No. 234— V. Ex. Comp. E. F. L. Arnold, Ex. Comp. F. W. Wilson, 

Ex. Comp. H. L. Ritchie. 
Aurora No. 235 — Ex. Comp. J. L. Urquhart. 
Caledonia No. 236— V. Ex. Comp. E. C. Reid. 
Blenheim No. 239 — Ex. Comp. A. Bowman. 
St. Paul's No. 242— V. Ex. Comp. D. B. Allen. 
Dochert No. 248— Ex. Comp. W. J. McNeil. 
Palestine No. 249 — Ex. Comp. A. M. Thompson. 
Regal No. 253— Ex. Comp. F. H. Holden. 

Sixty Years a Royal Arch Mason: 

Fort William No. 140 — Comp. Robt. Henry Neeland. 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 

Prince of Wales Chapter No. 226 — Comp. Robert H. Gamble. 
Huron Chapter No. 30— Comp. Peter Bisset. 
Mount Sinai No. 212 — Comp. Michael Mitchell. 

DISPENSATIONS 

One hundred and seventy-two dispensations were issued as follows: 

Special Convocation 17 

Social Night 29 

Special Election Convocations 2 

To Advance Council more than 1 office 21 

Early Opening 10 

Joint Installation 6 

Change of Night 60 

Shorter Period of Time for Candidate 3 

Change of Meeting Place 1 

To Visit Another Jurisdiction 3 

To Dispense with a regular Convocation 16 

To Move Charter 1 

To have a visitation from another Jurisdiction 1 

Dedication of Chapter Room 1 

To Meet in new Temple, not dedicated 1 

Total 172 



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DISPENSATIONS FOR DIVINE SERVICE 

Vimy Chapter No. 214, Inwood 29th March, 1971 

King Cyrus Chapter No. 119, Leamington 12th April, 1971 

Vimy Chapter No. 214, Inwood 7th June, 1971 

Mount Sinai Chapter No. 44, Napanee 17th June, 1971 

Prince of Wales Chapter No. 226, Perth 19th July, 1971 

Excelsior Chapter No. 45, Colborne 23rd September, 1971 

Espanola Chapter No. 257, Espanola 20th September, 1971 

District Service Chapter District Service No. 10 ... 23rd September, 1971 
Quetico Chapter No. 259, Atikokan 4th October, 1971 

BY-LAWS 

The following Chapters requested changes in their By-Laws: 

Chapter No. Chapter No. 

Moira 7 Madoc 161 

Keystone 35 Couchiching 198 

Georgian 56 Victoria 205 

Prince of Wales 71 Mount Sinai 212 

Erie 73 Vimy 214 

Orient 79 Keystone 224 

Aylmer 81 Oakwood 233 

Elliott 129 St. Andrews 238 

Lucknow 149 Blenheim 239 

London 150 Palestine 249 

Sombra 153 Tillsonburg 255 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES AT THE GRAND CHAPTER OF 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA IN THE 

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

There were 6 vacancies to be filled this year. I have recommended 
to the following Grand Bodies, Grand Chapter Officers whom I feel con- 
fident will keep the lines of communication open to the benefit of all. I 
am glad to report that these recommendations have met with the appro- 
val of the Grand Chapters involved. 

Michigan Fred W. D. Welham 

New Zealand Harold Ince 

New Brunswick George Turner 

Rhode Island Donald Attridge 

South Dakota Frederick C. Conley 

Wyoming Ernest C. Price 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

Following the recommendation of the Grand High Priest of the fol- 
lowing Grand Chapters we issued the following commissions to these 
Companions as our Grand Representatives near these Grand Bodies. 

Akbar Husain India 

Kenneth C. Markward District of Columbia 

Keith A. McLaughlin Victoria, Australia 

Wm. E. Norman Virginia 

Arthur J. Pratt, Jr Missouri 

James D. Seatter New York 

Earl M. Sitton Kansas 

Wm. J. Smith, Sr Wyoming 



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RULING PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION 

In each of the two Toronto Districts 8 and 8A there has been 
organized since 1957, a group of dedicated ruling First, Second and Third 
Principals of the Chapters in these districts. 

The aim of the Companions is through open discussion of the prob- 
lems existing in their Chapters to improve themselves and the proper 
running of their Chapters. 

They have also organized degree teams who do the work of the 
evening which is within their power to enact, usually the Third Princi- 
pals of each Chapter conferring the M.M.M. degree, the Second Princi- 
pals conferring the M.E.M. degree, and the First Principals conferring 
the Supreme Degree of the Holy Royal Arch. 

I have also noted that these Companions have been quite faithful 
to the ruling Superintendent whilst making his official visits. 

I would suggest these faithful Companions be recognized by Grand 
Chapter, as they serve in the same capacity as the Senior Wardens 
Association in Craft Lodge. 

GRAND REVIEWER 

Our Grand Reviewer R. Ex. Companion Harold Foote must be com- 
plimented on his fine but condensed report in our Fraternal Reviews. 
He has gleaned from the proceedings of our Sister Jurisdictions the gems 
which are most interesting to all who read them. I am ever aware of 
the many hours he has spent on our behalf. I convey to him my per- 
sonal thanks and the thanks of all Companions. 

ROYAL ARCH WELFARE COMMITTEE 

Again I express my gratitude to these dedicated Companions under 
the leadership of V. Ex. Companion Harry May. I would also commend 
most highly Rt. Ex. Comp. John Hood who, although not in the best of 
health these past two years has devoted much of his time to the happi- 
ness of our Senior Citizens in particular, and to the work on behalf of 
the under privileged Summer Camp at Bronte. Although I have made 
special mention of these two distinguished Masons, I by no means belittle 
the efforts of the other members of this committee for all have given of 
themselves unstintingly. They have all brought a smile and a little 
cheer to those who would otherwise have a very dull life. You have all 
presented in a humble way a great public image of Royal Arch Masonry, 
this cannot help but be recognized by the general public with whom you 
have come in contact while practising your good works. 

I would be remiss were I not to recognize the great humanitarian 
work on behalf of the retarded and the blind which continues to be 
carried out by the Companions of Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212. 

The Chairmanship of this committee for the past six or seven years 
has been carried out by Companion Mike Mitchell in a most capable 
manner. Companion Mike has been a very hard worker in the work of 
entertaining the Retarded both in the City of Toronto and at the Ontario 
Hospital, Orillia, also the transportation of the sightless to the Ski 
Slopes. He has also formed an eye bank. I appeal to you, my Com- 
panions, should you feel that you would care to make a contribution to 
this worthy cause after your demise, I would suggest you fill in the 
necessary papers with Companion Mike Mitchell or Ex. Companion E. 
Bluestein of Mount Sinai Chapter. Companion Mitchell who has earned 
a much needed rest as chairman but who is still very busy on the com- 



34 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

mittee has relinguished the chairmanship to Ex. Companion Bluestein 
who has much experience in the work having presided over this com- 
mittee in the past. 

SCHOLARSHIP & BURSARY 

M. Ex. Companion Searle has now retired as chairman of this com- 
mittee and V. Ex. Companion Aube Weisman has assumed the reins. 
This committee continues to recognize the need of assistance through 
bursaries to Royal Arch Mason's Children, Grand Children and Royal 
Arch Masons themselves. This year the committee has awarded more 
bursaries than at any time since its formation. 

I strongly recommend to all Companions to assist this hard working 
committee by sending in your donations. I assure you all donations 
shall be gratefully received and faithfully applied. Much has been done, 
much remains to be done if we are to aid in the education of our leaders 
of tomorrow. 

MASONIC EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 

This committee under the chairmanship of R. Ex. Comp. Maarten 
van Wamelen has made a great contribution to the Chapters in our 
jurisdiction. 

Having met with many of our Chapters over the past years, I found 
a lack of leadership in many of our Chapters, nervousness caused by the 
lack of knowledge in the essential facts pertaining to Officers' duties, 
proper protocol, etc. 

The Officers were doing their best to keep the Chapters running, 
however, the Chapters were suffering through Officers coming up 
through the chairs too rapidly, and proper guidance from Grand Chapter. 

Our Education and Instruction Committee has done much in the 
past year to overcome this situation, they have removed many of the 
obstacles that were present in the running of a Chapter, they have tra- 
velled many miles, they have spent many hours with the Chapters of the 
districts whose Companions attended the seminars which were held, they 
have also had some disappointments through lack of attendance by the 
Officers and Companions. 

I would suggest to our incoming Grand Z. that he examine the 
situation, and give some thought to the retaining of this committee, 
perhaps making some additions for there is yet much to be done. 

I have heard much praise from the members of the various Chapters 
who have attended the seminars, the general feeling seems to be that 
they have gained much, the spade work has been done, however, the 
ground covered requires cultivation in order that the best fruits of the 
labour of the committee may be obtained. 

I would congratulate R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen for his 
leadership, R. Ex. Comps. Ed. Marshall, and Harold Foote, V. Ex. Comps. 
Rich and Ferguson for the various parts they played in making this 
worthwhile and much needed contribution in bringing enlightenment 
to the Officers and Companions of the various districts visited. 

You have given up many week-ends, and travelled many miles, how- 
ever the impact you have made upon our Chapters has been felt, and I 
feel sure will continue to be felt down through the years. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 35 

I thank you, my Companions, for your efforts, may you continue to 
be blessed with good health and inspiration to assist your Companions 
throughout the jurisdiction. Grand Chapter shall ever be indebted to 
you for your endeavours to enlighten others. 

COMMITTEE OF ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS 

We are most fortunate in having at the head of this committee a 
dedicated Past Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven. I congratulate 
him on his presentation to his committee the Grand Superintendents of 
all districts. It takes a great deal of time and searching to find out 
where assistance is needed. So often we are too proud to admit that we 
would appreciate a little help. My Companions, bring your problems to 
the committee, it is ever ready to give you guidance, not one of us can 
say we can sort out our own problems. Even the greatest scientists in 
the world may make discoveries which will startle mankind but they are 
dependent upon others to bring it to the attention of all. 

COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDY OF THE WORK 

Most Ex. Companion Charles W. Emmett, Chairman of this Com- 
mittee, will make a detailed and comprehensive report to the Grand 
Chapter during the convocation which I trust will be beneficial to all. 

INVESTMENT 

I commend most highly R. Ex. Companion Fred Scott and his com- 
mittee for the watchful eye he has kept on our investments. I feel that 
he has fulfilled his duties to the benefit of your Grand Chapter and will 
be giving you a full report when called upon. 

GRAND TREASURER 

May I express my appreciation to R. Ex. Companion John E. 
Richardson on behalf of the Grand Chapter for the efficient and dedi- 
cated manner in which he has discharged his duties and for his ever 
ready advice and reports which I requested from him several times 
during the year. 

PAST RANK 

I have received a request from King Cyrus Chapter No. 232 that 
consideration be given to bestow upon our Grand Master M. Wor. Bro. 
William K. Bailey the rank of I.P.Z. 

We are very proud that our beloved and respected Grand Master is a 
Companion of King Cyrus Chapter. We are also proud of the great 
leadership he has given to the Craft down through the years, and the 
continued leadership of which we are the beneficiaries today. 

Our Grand Master has earned the respect of all Masons both in 
Canada and in many jurisdictions who have come to know and love him 
for his continued efforts to advance Masonry. 

Because of his close ties with us, and because of the great affection 
we have for him I recommend with the unanimous consent of the Grand 
Executive that we confer on Companion William K. Bailey the rank of a 
Past First Principal. 



36 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

COMMITTEE OF OFFICE PROCEDURE 

I am truly grateful to our Grand Third Principal for the many hours 
he has spent with his committee reviewing our procedures at Grand 
Chapter Office. This committee has accomplished much in setting up a 
new bookkeeping system and new procedures whereby Grand Chapter 
Office can be run more efficiently. They are now completing the set- 
ting up of a manual of Office Procedures which should be set up in time 
for the closing of our Grand Convocation. I congratulate you on your 
task now completed and would discharge this committee expressing my 
thanks for a job well done. 

GRAND SCRIBE E. 

I would be remiss were I to close without thanking our Grand Scribe 
E. for his assistance during the past year. I have worked very close with 
him during my term of office and have been in constant contact with 
him and his duties. 

We have obtained the services of an assistant to the Grand Scribe E. 
in the person of Mrs. Wright who has taken a great deal of interest in 
the work of the office and been a great asset both to our Grand Scribe E. 
and to Grand Chapter. 

RULINGS 

Some controversy has been evident to our Chapters with respect to 
demitted members of the Craft Lodge. The question can a Master 
Mason take his demit from his Craft Lodge yet remain a Companion in 
good standing? My interpretation of our constitution is that he can- 
not, however, this may be clarified when the new constitution is avail- 
able. 

It was ruled in 1933 (Page 6 of Rulings in Constitution) that a 
demitted Mason is not eligible for membership in the Royal Craft. 

I interpret this to mean that such demitted member cannot join nor 
remain a member of the Royal Craft unless he has affiliated with another 
Craft Lodge, and I make that ruling. 

NOTE: We would draw your attention to "Report on Grand Z.'s 
Address" — page 79 "Recommendations" for clarification, [reference]. 

MEMBERSHIP 

Although we have a loss of membership again this year we are 
steadily improving, our net decrease is gradually getting smaller. A 
great many of our Chapters are making a great contribution towards 
this end through the enthusiasm they are showing for Royal Arch 
Masonry and by encouraging their Brethren to advance further. It 
would appear that we are not getting the younger men as candidates 
for advancement in the numbers we should. 

I hear the old assuage that the young man has so many other 
attractions today, that it is impossible for him to assume any other 
affiliations. 

My Companions, permit me to express to you my feelings: I don't 
believe we are conveying the true message to our Brethren. I don't think 
we are making enough use of our pamphlet for Master Masons. We 
admit Masonry's defeat if we say the other organizations can absorb our 
Brethren in preference to Royal Arch Masonry. 

What we need today in Masonry is involvement, putting our prin- 
ciples to the test by assisting others to a better way of life. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 37 

CONSTITUTION REVIEW COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Leo Gent and his constitution committee have now 
brought forward for our consideration a completely revised constitution. 

This is by no means the end result but I feel assured the end is in 
sight. Our Grand 2nd Principal has spent long hours completing this 
work. Many changes have had to be made possibly more changes will 
be necessary, however, I would at this time thank R. Ex. Comp. Gent 
and his committee for their untiring work. A full report will be given 
at the proper time which I feel will be both instructive and of benefit 
to all. 

APPRECIATION 

I wish to express my gratitude to our Grand H. and our Grand J. 
for their support during the past two years. They have supported me 
in the past two years in our many functions. They have been the perfect 
examples of great leaders. Our Grand Chapter can only go ahead under 
their guidance. 

Our Past Grand Z.'s as usual have been a tower of strength. One 
assumes the Office of Grand Z. thinking that he is fully prepared for 
all problems that may arise during his term of office, however, without 
the kindly guidance and support of our more experienced statesmen in 
Royal Arch Masonry, one could soon go astray, and become out of his 
depth. 

Gentlemen, I thank you for your support. I thank you for your 
kindness and suggestions. May the Great Jehovah continue to give you 
strength to support my successors as you have supported me. 

I pledge my loyalty and support to our Grand Z. Elect. I shall do 
all in my power to try to repay his assistance to me. 

To R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen and his Convocation Com- 
mittee who have laboured many evenings since early in November, 1971, 
planning and fitting all the pieces together that we might have a suc- 
cessful Convocation. 

I feel sure that I speak for our guests from Sister jurisdictions, for 
those who rule over the other bodies of Masonry, but above all for the 
ladies and Companions, we are the beneficiaries of your long hours of 
labour. 

I congratulate you on your achievements, our accommodations and 
meals leave nothing to be sought. Your careful attention to all the neces- 
sary details will show in history that this was a wonderful convocation. 

IN CONCLUSION 

My Companions, my term of office is drawing rapidly to a close. 
I have travelled many miles. I have tried to be of assistance in many 
ways to our Chapters. God has given me strength and wisdom to make 
my contribution to Royal Arch Masonry. I trust that my endeavours 
have been to your satisfaction. Should you so feel inclined to overlook 
my shortcomings, I would thank you. Any good that I may have done 
was only accomplished by the knowledge that you were ever ready to 
assist. You have given me inspiration to fulfil my duties for which I 
shall be ever grateful. 

Masonry has been defined as a voluntary fraternal organization. 



38 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

It is composed of men of good will, of good character, and of good repu- 
tation, who believe in Almighty God and practice the spirit of universal 
Brotherhood. In my travels among you I have continued to find you, my 
Companions, men of such calibre. 

May we continue to grow together fulfilling the mission of Masonry. 
Its mission, needless to say, is to help build a better world through its 
particular process of building better men to live in it. 

I trust we shall never be found wanting in this great mission. 

Sincerely and fraternally, 



9rel QB. CD. Well 



am 
GRAND Z. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 39 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS' REPORTS 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 

Rt. Ex. Companion Allan A. Leal 

It gives me a great pleasure to submit my report on the condition of 
Capitular Masonry in St. Clair District No. 1. 

First, I would like to express my thanks to the Principals and Past 
Principals of Thomas Peter's Chapter No. 250, for proposing me for the 
office of Grand Superintendent and the Principals and Past Principals 
of the District for electing me to the office and to the Grand First 
Principal, Most Excellent Companion Fred W. D. Welham for confirming 
my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Excellent Companion Robt. W. Purdy, 
as my secretary, and to whom I extend my sincere thanks for the 
efficient manner in which he performed his duties and for his loyal 
support. The assistance which I was given by the Past Grand Superin- 
tendents was greatly appreciated at all times, and it is with such Com- 
panions that Royal Arch Masonry will continue to grow. 

I was very cordially received in each of the Chapters in the District 
on each of my formal Official visits, as well as the many informal 
Official visits which I made during my term of office. 

In June, King Cyrus Chapter, No. 119, Leamington, held the spring 
Divine Service, which was well attended by all of the Chapters in the 
District, with Rt. Ex. Comp. Leo Gent in attendance. 

The second annual Royal Arch reunion was held in Windsor, Ontario, 
on November 6th at which time the Grand Council and a considerable 
number of Grand Chapter Officers conferred the Holy Royal Arch Degree 
on several candidates. Also held was the Annual Dinner Dance on the 
Saturday evening, and followed by the fall Church Service on Sunday, 
November 7th, at Glenwood United Church, at which time Most Ex. 
Comp. Fred W. D. Welham and myself read the lessons. 

Blenheim Chapter, No. 239, Blenheim, Ontario, held the dedication 
of their new Chapter room on November 27th followed by a dinner in 
the new Masonic Temple. The day was one of great activity as the St. 
Clair District Seminar was held in the afternoon, followed by the Dedica- 
tion and Dinner at which a large number of Grand Chapter Officers 
travelled with and assisted the Grand Council in the dedication. 

During my travels, both in St. Clair District and in the Province 
of Ontario, I have made many friends in the Chapters which I have 
visited and look forward to many years of continuing these friendships. 

In conclusion I would like to extend many thanks to the Principals 
and the Officers of the Chapters in the District for their very warm 
welcomes which they extended to me on my many visits for it is through 
their interests that Royal Arch Masonry will continue to grow in the 
District. 

To my successor may I offer my support and co-operation during 
his term of Office and may he enjoy the support that was given to me 
this past year. 



40 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Hale 

In presenting my report I would first like to convey my thanks to 
the Officers, Past Principals and Companions of Minnewawa Chapter 
No. 78 Parkhill for sponsoring me for the office of Grand Superintendent. 

I would also like to express my appreciation to the Principals and 
Past Principals of London District No. 2 in electing me to this honour- 
able office, and my sincere thanks to the Grand First Principal M. Ex. 
Comp. F. W. D. Welham for his confirmation of my election. 

It is my sincere pleasure and privilege as representative of our 
Grand First Principal in London District No. 2 to submit my report. 

My first official duty was to appoint Excellent Companion W. D. 
Wein as my secretary but due to heavy business commitments he found 
it impossible to complete his year and Excellent Companion Earl Steeper 
took over as my secretary. I also had the pleasure of appointing Right 
Excellent Companion J. Hessey as Chairman of the Scholarship and 
Bursary Committee for the District. 

The Chapter of Instruction was held in Lambeth and was adequately 
attended. The district chairman of Masonic Education and Instruction, 
Right Excellent Companion M. Ellenor made arrangements for Right 
Excellent Companion Maartin Van Wamelen and his team to present 
their materials. The session started at 10:30 a.m. and went to 2:30 p.m. 
with an enjoyable lunch at noon. Materials were distributed at a cost 
of 50</- per person for one copy of everything available. A question and 
answer period followed the presentation and from the changes I have 
seen travelling through the district many of the items presented have 
been acted on. We are indebted to the host Chapter, St. Pauls No. 242, 
for their kindness in making the necessary arrangements for our accom- 
modation and refreshments. 

On \my official visits and inspections through the district, I was 
received in a cordial and dignified manner and on all occasions the degree 
work was well done. Many of the Chapters made use of a director of 
ceremonies and an official prompter which added to the smoothness and 
flow of the degree. 

I feel that I must report that some of the Chapters of London 
District have not had very many candidates while others have done very 
well. Generally speaking the overall picture of the District is not one 
of dejection and although we have experienced a number of deaths this 
past year, I believe the past year is about normal with previous years. 
During my visits I have tried to express the importance of visitation as 
well as getting the newly exalted Companions involved in the work 
of the Chapter. 

I sincerely believe that most Chapters in London District are trying 
to create new interest and I'm sure that if the officers of this year apply 
themselves to their duties, labouring to complete their alloted task, then 
Royal Arch Masonry in London District will forge ahead. 

The installations this year were all very successful evenings. I had 
the opportunity and the pleasure of visiting all Chapters during installa- 
tion and giving the obligation to the incoming Principals. 

District Divine Service was held on 11 October, 1971, at the Anglican 
Church in Grand Bend. Many of the Chapters were represented. Com- 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 41 

panion Rev. Insley conducted the service while the scripture readings 
were read by Right Excellent Companion Gent and myself. On 16 April, 
1972, a Divine Service was held by Vimy Chapter, Inwood, to which many 
Companions came. I assisted by reading the scripture. A very success- 
ful lunch was served following the service to which over 100 Masons 
and their families partook. 

This year for the first time London District is competing for a 
plaque presented by Right Excellent Companion Leo Gent. The plaque 
will be won by the Chapter which accumulates the greatest number of 
points of the 34 items mentioned under the list of achievements. Some 
of these items are number of candidates, average attendance, number of 
visitors, attendance at District Superintendent's visits, Chapter Divine 
Church Services, Ladies' Nights, Side Benchers' Night, Past Principals' 
Nights and other items dealing with several phases of a Royal Arch 
Mason's life. I hope that this plan meets with success and I am certainly 
looking forward to presenting this to the first winner. 

In closing I would once again like to extend my sincere thanks to all 
the Principals and Companions of London District for their support. 

To my successor I extend my congratulations and I will assist him 
in any way I can and hope the Chapters show him the same co-operation 
which has been accorded me. 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 
R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson 

It was a privilege and honour to have been elected Grand Superin- 
tendent of Wilson District No. 3 and I extend my sincere thanks to the 
Companions of Harris Chapter No. 41, Ingersoll for sponsoring me and 
the Principals and Past Principals of the District for electing me to this 
high office. I also thank Most Excellent Companion Fred W. D. Welham 
for confirming my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Ccmpanion Gerald M. Cole as my 
secretary. He performed his duties in a very efficient manner and was 
a great help and support to me during the year for which I sincerely 
thank him. I also appointed Ex. Companion Fred D. Gillies, Bursary 
Fund District Chairman. 

At all my visits to the Chapters, I have been received with dignity 
and warm cordiality. A Degree was conferred or exemplified at each 
of my official visits in an excellent manner by the Officers of the 
Chapters. The degree work in the Chapters has improved and I hope it 
continues. 

It was my privilege and honour to present three Fifty Year Royal 
Arch Mason Jewels and three Twenty-five year Past Principal Jewels 
for the Grand First Principal on behalf of Grand Chapter. 

In addition to the Official Visits, I was able to attend the Installa- 
tion Ceremonies of each Chapter as well as other convocations. Some 
of the Chapters are having some difficulties and I regret I was not able 
to be of more assistance to them but I am. pleased with the enthusiasm 
of most of the officers and I am sure that Royal Arch Masonry is im- 
proving in Wilson District. 

The visits of the Grand First Principal and members of Grand 
Chapter to Chapters in the District were much appreciated and gave 
those Chapters a real boost, particularly the installation of the officers 



42 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

of Brant Chapter, Paris. 

The Seminars on Masonic Education and Instruction presented by 
the Masonic Education and Instruction Committee were most instructive 
and the Committee is to be commended for their efforts and results. 

It was my happy privilege to be able to attend some of the Grand 
First Principal Receptions and other Grand Chapter functions which 
were most enjoyable and rewarding. 

I thank the Officers of Grand Chapter for their assistance during 
my term of office and also thank the Companions of Harris Chapter and 
Wilson District who accompanied me on my visits and for their other 
assistance. To my successor I extend my congratulation and best wishes 
for the coming year. I pledge him my support. 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 

Right Excellent Companion J. A. Doney 

I wish to convey my thanks to the Principals and Past Principals of 
Wellington District for the honour conferred upon Prince Edward 
Chapter and me by electing me to the office of Grand Superintendent 
and to Most Excellent Companion F. W. D. Welham for confirming my 
election. 

My first official duty was to appoint Excellent Companion J. A. 
Mawdsley as my secretary and my thanks are due to him for his efforts 
and faithful co-operation. 

My first fraternal visit was to Palmerston Chapter No. 67, where 
I assisted Most Excellent Companion F. Welham and Right Excellent 
Companion Leo Gent with the presentation of long service medals and 
25-year Past Principals' jewels. 

On my official visits and inspections I was received with cordiality 
and dignity as the representative of the Grand First Principal. The 
degrees in most cases were very well done and the officers were to be 
complimented on their work. I was able to visit a number of Chapters 
twice and I attended five installations. 

I arranged a District Divine service at Trinity United Church, 
Shelburne which was fairly well attended by the Chapters of the 
District. 

The Companions of Kitchener Chapter and the other Masonic bodies 
in that city are to be congratulated on their fine new temple. 

Prince Edward Chapter No. 218 of Shelburne held a "Craft Night" 
on April 12th. Most Excellent Companion F. W. D. Welham was 
present. Right Excellent Companion Maarten van Wamelen, Chairman 
of Masonic Education for Grand Chapter addressed the Companions 
and the Masons who were present. 

In conclusion I wish to extend my thanks to all Officers and 
Companions of Wellington District for their support and guidance during 
the past year. The good fellowship, harmony and co-operation displayed 
in the district has rendered my year a happy and memorable one. To 
my successor I offer my sincere support and wish him every success. 



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HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 

Right Excellent Companion Henry G. Edgar 

This is a report on a most pleasant and instructive year. I owe 
a deep debt of gratitude to the Royal Arch Masons of District 5 who 
elected me and gave me the opportunity to serve as their superintendent, 
and to Most Excellent Companion F. W. D. Welham who confirmed my 
election. And I say a very special thanks to my fellow Companions of 
King David Chapter who nominated me. 

My choice of Secretary, Excellent Companion Jack I. Loft, fulfilled 
my highest expectations. I can never repay him for his assistance and 
loyal support; I must say the same about our wives. 

I was overwhelmed, too, by the courtesy, helpfulness, and kindness 
of the Principals, Officers, and Companions of the District, and by the 
great assistance which I received from Grand Chapter Officers, past and 
present, who accompanied me so regularly on both my official and in- 
formal visits. 

Right Excellent Companion Russell Brown, District Chairman of 
Masonic Instruction, held two evenings of instruction at the invitations 
of McKay Chapter, No. 243 and St. Clair Chapter, No. 75, where the 
time usually devoted to degree work was spent in a series of "buzz 
sessions" and a question-and-answer period. Work has already started 
on the Seminar scheduled for February 5, to be shared by District 5 and 
parts of Districts 3 and 4. We of District 5 are proud of the part played 
by our own Right Excellent Companion E. M. Marshall in these Seminars 
throughout the province, and grateful to Right Excellent Companion M. 
van Wamelen for the leadership he is giving. 

McKay Chapter, No. 243, is to be commended on their December 
Convocation at which they had a suprise birthday party for their two 
nonogenarians. The Companions appreciated the presence of Most 
Excellent Companion Welham, which did much to enhance that occasion. 

So far I have had the privilege of making two presentations on 
behalf of the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal: twenty-five year 
Past Principal's jewels to Very Excellent Companion E. C. Reid of 
Caledonia Chapter, No. 236, and Very Excellent Companion Charles 
Ralph of the Hamilton Chapter, No. 175. 

I have found my associations with the Principals of the District 
most inspiring, and I wish to commend the Scribes E. for their good 
bookkeeping and their conscientious attitude to their duties. 

I hope the candidates will get the thrill out of Capitular Masonry 
that I do, and I hope we will make great efforts to see that they do. 

Two Chapters in the District have requested By-Law changes. The 
first request has been attended to; the second is pending. 

I want to thank my predecessor, Right Excellent Companion Russell 
Brown, who assisted me tremendously to get started on my duties, and 
is supporting me loyally by attendance at Chapter functions. 

I also want to express my pleasure at becoming so much better 
acquainted with the members of Grand Chapter. Most Excellent Com- 
panion Welham has been a real inspiration. I thank him for his kind- 
nesses and for the opportunities he has given me to take some part in 
Grand Chapter functions. In like vein, I thank Right Excellent Com- 
panion Conley for his prompt attention to my correspondence and for 



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his assistace whenever I requested it. 

My very best wishes go out to the Grand Second and Third Principals 
for their Capitular efforts in the future, and to Most Excellent Com- 
panion Welham when he has completed his term as the Grand First 
Principal; he will find plenty to interest and occupy him. 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert John Aitcheson 

"Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of 
Ontario." 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is with sincere pleasure that I, as your representative in Huron 
District No. 6, submit my report for Royal Arch Masonry in this district. 

It has been a real privilege and honour for me to have been the 
Grand Superintendent of Huron District No. 6. I sincerely thank the 
Companions of St. James Chapter No. 46 for my nomination and their 
support at Grand Chapter and to all the Principals and Past Principals 
of the District for their confidence in electing me their Grand Superin- 
tendent for this past year and also to Most Excellent Companion Fred 
W. D. Welham for confirming my election. 

Ex. Companion Clarence E. Dunseith kindly consented to act as 
my secretary. He accompanied me on all my official visits. He was 
most efficient in his services and I thank him for his invaluable co- 
operation, advice and assistance during the year. 

I was received with the proper respect and dignity on all my official 
visitations. The presence of Past Grand Superintendents of the district 
portrayed their continued active support and they inspired the Officers 
and Companions of the various Chapters and their support was deeply 
appreciated. 

A degree was conferred on all my official visits and two of the 
Chapters exemplified degrees as these two particular Chapters lacked 
candidates at the time of my official visit. 

The work of the various degrees was conferred in an efficient man- 
ner and with sincerity by the Officers of the Chapters and in some cases 
assisted by Past Principals with various parts of the work. The fellow- 
ship and companionship proved quite evident and contributed to very 
enjoyable evenings. 

Divine Service for Huron District No. 6 was held at Avonton Pres- 
byterian Church on Sunday, October 17, 1971, at 3:00 p.m., conducted 
by Rev. Robert Bisset, pastor of the church. The address was delivered 
by Rev. Alex Campbell of Thorold, Ont., a Past Grand Superintendent of 
Huron District No. 6. There was a good attendance of Companions and 
their ladies, who later assembled for a social half hour. 

On November the 4th St. James Chapter No. 46, St. Marys, cele- 
brated their One Hundredth Anniversary. 

It was my privilege to present 25 year Past Principal Jewels, as 
well as 50 year Royal Arch Mason Jewels. 

Huron District No. 6 this year had the first Distinguished Service 



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Award presented to a Companion in the District. This Distinguished 
Service Award was presented to Comp. Peter Bisset of Huron Chapter 
No. 30 for regular attendance. This Distinguished Service Award pin 
was presented by the Grand First Principal Most Excellent Companion 
Fred W. D. Welham. 

A seminar on Masonic Education and Instruction was held at Tecum- 
seh Chapter No. 24, Stratford, Ont. This seminar was conducted by Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Maarten Van Wamelen, Rt. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote and Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Ed Marshall of the Grand Chapter Masonic Education and 
Instruction Committee. This was a very informative and well con- 
ducted seminar, but the attendance by the District Chapter was very 
disappointing. 

In closing, I would like again to thank the Principals and Com- 
panions of the District for their support and also those who accompanied 
me on my visits, also to my successor, I extend best wishes and pledge 
my support and may his year in office be as rewarding to him as this 
one has been to me. 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

Rt. Ex. Comp. T. N. Dewar 

I would first like to thank the Companions, who so kindly elected 
me to the office of Grand Superintendent. My sincere appreciation also 
to Most Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham for his confirmation of same. 

My first pleasant duty as Grand Superintendent was to appoint Ex. 
Comp. George Manuel as my Secretary. I owe many thanks to him for 
his untiring efforts and faithful co-operation. He was always ready to 
accompany me on all my visitations and to assist me at all times. 

I would also like to thank Ex. Comp. Robert Philips for accepting 
the office of District Chairman of the Bursary Committee, which I know 
has taken up a great deal of time and effort on his part. 

Our District Divine Service was held at St. Saviours Anglican 
Church at Queenston on September 19th. There was a fair number of 
Companions and their ladies present. 

On all my official visits I was received with dignity befitting the 
office of Representative of the Grand First Principal. I have visited 
all the Chapters of my District officially and before my term of office 
expires I hope to visit them all at least once more. On my official visits 
all Officers of the various Chapters were exceptionally good in con- 
ferring the Degree or in exemplifying them. Capitular Masonry in the 
Niagara District is very good. With the effort and work of all Past 
and present officers of the various Chapters working towards a larger 
membership, which I feel will insure the success of our Order. 

During my year in office, I have had the honour and pleasure of 
presenting 50 year Jewels and 25 year Past Principal's Jewels. 

I would once again like to extend my sincere thanks to all the Grand 
Chapter Officers, also all the Companions of the various Chapters for 
their assistance in making my term of office a most enjoyable experience. 

In closing, I would like to express my best wishes to my successor 
and offer to him my willing assistance at all times. 



46 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe 

As my term of office as Grand Superintendent draws to a close, it 
is with a great deal of pleasure that I submit my report concerning the 
condition of Capitular Masonry in Toronto District No. 8. 

To the Principals and Past Principals of the District, I would first 
express my sincere appreciation for the confidence they placed in me by 
electing me to this high office and to Most Excellent Companion F. W. 
D. Welham for his confirmation of the same. 

Immediately following the election, it was my pleasant duty to 
appoint Ex. Comp. Norman F. Brown of St. Alban's Chapter, No. 217, 
as my Secretary, and to whom I owe a great debt of gratitude for his 
co-operation and assistance throughout my tenure of office. 

On 16 May, 1971, I met with the Ruling Principals, at which time, 
problems were discussed and plans made for my visitations. 

During my Official Visits to the fourteen Chapters comprising 
District No. 8, a warm, courteous and dignified reception was extended 
to me as the representative of the Most Excellent The Grand First 
Principal. The work I found, in most cases, was performed in a most 
capable manner. The sincerity of presentation of the degrees by the 
participating Companions far overshadowed any oversight that was 
noted in the ceremonies. My Secretary reported that on examining the 
books and records of each Chapter, it was most gratifying to find them 
in such excellent condition. The Scribes E. are to be commended for 
their fine efforts on behalf of their respective Chapters. 

It has also been my pleasure during my term of office to be in 
attendance, and to assist in the presentation of eight 50 year jewels to 
Companions who the Most High has blessed with good health and long 
life and with them go our best wishes for a continuation of the same. 

In early May, 1971, the Ruling Principals of Toronto 8 hosted a 
Seminar on Masonic Education and Etiquette, under the capable direction 
of R. Ex. Comp. Maarten vanWamelen and his committee on Masonic 
Education and Instruction. It was encouraging for all involved in this 
new venture that a total of 80 Companions attended, representing 12 of 
the 14 Chapters from Toronto 8, as well as Chapters from Toronto 8A. 
With the excellence of material presented by the Committee of Instruc- 
tion, I feel there are good prospects for future meetings of this nature. 

The combined Divine Service for District 8 and 8A was held at Beth 
Sholom Synagogue on Friday evenings, October 29. To R. Ex. Comp. 
S. Tenenbaum, the Companions of Mt. Sinai Chapter and to Rabbi Mon- 
son, I would express my appreciation for their efforts in arranging the 
excellent service. Approximately 170 Companions together with their 
families and friends attended. Most Excellent Companion F. W. D. 
Welham was the guest speaker. 

During the months of December and January, I was privileged to 
attend the Ceremony of Installation for the newly elected and appointed 
officers for each of the 14 Chapters in Toronto 8. 

An instructional night on the M.M.M. Degree was held at Victoria 
Chapter, February 2, under the direction of R. Ex. Comps. H. Ince and 
H. Foote. A further instruction meeting is planned for March 22. 



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In closing I would once more thank the members of my mother 
Chapter, St. Alban's, the Companions of Distirct 8, and also the members 
of Grand Chapter for their co-operation, assistance and guidance through- 
out the past year. 

TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8A 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum 

I shall commence my report with an expression of gratitude. Grati- 
tude to the Principals and Past Principals of Toronto District 8A, for 
the honour bestowed and the confidence exhibited, in electing me to the 
office of Grand Superintendent; gratitude to our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. 
Fred W. D. Welham, for his confirmation of my election; and gratitude 
to my Companions of Mount Sinai Chapter, No. 212, for their encourage- 
ment and support throughout my term of office. 

Following my election, I appointed Ex. Comp. Ned Austin as my 
secretary. Together we travelled throughout our District. I must com- 
pliment Ex. Comp. Austin for the efficient and capable manner in which 
he carried out his duties. 

I can but touch briefly on the many highlights, which were so re- 
warding in experience, friendship and enjoyment. They were as follows: 

Official visits were made to every Chapter in the District. I was 
particularly impressed with the calibre of the Work exhibited in the 
conferring and exemplification of our Degrees. Many of the Degrees 
were enhanced by the accompaniment of organ music. Of utmost im- 
portance was the knowledge that many of the Lectures were delivered 
by junior officers; which is a hopeful indication and assurance for the 
future of Capitular Masonry. 

King Cyrus, No. 232, Port Credit, No. 230 and The St. Clair, No. 231, 
Chapters celebrated their 50th Anniversaries with an outstanding Con- 
vocation. The Committees, in charge of the detailed planning that went 
into these events, are to be congratulated for their efforts in producing 
a memorable occasion in the annals of their Chapter. 

The Grand Chapter Masonic Education & Instruction Committee, 
under the able Cahirmanship of Rt. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, 
are to be congratulated for the Seminars they arranged. Their lectures 
were instructive and most beneficial to all officers, particularly the 
Ruling Principals. In addition, Mimico, Humber and Mount Sinai 
Chapters hosted meetings on Masonic Instruction & Education, on the 
M.E.M., H.R.A. and M.M.M. Degrees, respectively. 

January, 1972, being the month of Installation and Investiture, we 
were able to attend these Ceremonies in most of the Chapters in the 
District. In every case, the Ceremonies were conducted with solemnity, 
sincerity and impressiveness. Of great interest was the sight of the 
number of young and dedicated officers, who have assumed the responsi- 
bilities of their Chair. 

My concluding remarks will be an expression of gratitude to all 
the Companions, particularly in District 8A, who gave me such a rich, 
rewarding and memorable year, and to wish their Chapters success and 
progress in the coming years. 



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GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Garnett Tait 

In submitting my report, may I say, it has been my pleasure and 
I deem it a great honour to have worked with you as Grand Superin- 
tendent of Georgian District No. 9. 

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Companions 
responsible for electing me to this important office in Masonry, and to 
you, M. Ex. Sir, for confirming the same. 

My first duty in office was to appoint Ex. Comp. Keith Adams as 
my secretary. He has performed his duties in this capacity in a most 
efficient manner, and has accompanied me on each visit, with the excep- 
tion of one, which was due to a death in the family. 

Our District meeting was held at Manitou Chapter, Collingwood on 
May 19th. Rt. Ex. Comp. Mancel Nixon accepted the appointment as 
chairman of the District Bursary Committee and the District Masonic 
Education Committee. As there was an increase this year in the Grand 
Chapter per capita assessment, we decided to leave the district rate as 
it was. 

Official visits were made to each Chapter in the District. At each 
of these a degree was conferred, with the exception of one where the 
M.E.M. was exemplified. I would add, that in most Chapters the work 
was conducted in a very interesting and educational manner. 

At each meeting I was warmly and properly received into the 
Chapters as the representative of the M. Ex. the Grand First Principal. 

Although the attendance was rather low at some meetings, I am 
confident that with the guidance and interest that the Officers of most 
Chapters are displaying, Royal Arch Masonry will make good progress 
in Georgian District. 

The Scribes in each Chapter are very efficient and were well pre- 
pared to present the Chapter books and records in good order. During 
the past year the total membership of Georgian District has increased 
by six. 

In conclusion, I must say, the hospitality and co-operation of so 
many Royal Arch Masons has made this one of the most pleasant and 
interesting years I have experienced in Masonry. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 10 

Rt. Ex. Comp. D. McKeag 

As my term of office as Grand Superintendent of District No. 10 is 
drawing to an end I humbly submit my report on the conditions of Royal 
Arch Masonry in this district. I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks 
to the Principals and Past Principals of the District for the great honour 
conferred on Keystone Chapter and myself in being elected to this high 
office, and also to Most Ex. Comp. Welham for confirming the election. 

My first pleasurable duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. A. Taylor as 
my secretary, and who has been most efficient, his assistance has been 
a tower of strength, and his untiring work and help on all my visits. I 
also appointed Ex. Comp. A. Rankin as the Bursary Chairman for the 
district. I am sure his talks on this subject were most beneficial to each 
Chapter and a boost to the Bursary Fund. Ex. Comp. Fisher of King 



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Darius Chapter No. 134, Cannington, who was appointed President of the 
Principals Association, and with Ex. Comp. Bivins First Principal of that 
Chapter accompanied me on most of my official visits. 

Most Ex. Sir I must say there are many Companions in the district 
who practise and understand the meaning of Masonry and are true pillars 
of strength to the Royal Craft, but it cannot be concealed that there are 
one or two Chapters in this district in dire need of help and encourage- 
ment, and I believe this can only come from Grand Chapter, and per- 
haps more particularly from the members of the other Chapters in this 
district, through more inner Chapter visitations. The Grand Superin- 
tendent can only do so much, but the end results can only be accomplished 
by Companions who are really interested in the welfare of Royal Arch 
Masonry. 

By the time my term of office expires I hope to have visited all 
eleven Chapters in the District at least twice, some more often. I have 
also attended many installations and did participate in some. It has 
also been my pleasure to have accompanied the Grand Z. on at least 
three occasions in the District, also to Divine Services at Excelsior 
Chapter, Colborne, on their one hundredth anniversary and to our District 
Service held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, in Whitby. On Oct. 
30, 1971, Ex. Comp. Fisher, President of the District Principals Associa- 
tion and Ex. Comp. Archie Taylor introduced Rt. Ex. Comp. van Wamelen, 
chairman of Grand Chapter Masonic Education and his Committee and 
we heard some very interesting lectures on "Better Royal Masons 
Through Better Leadership". Although letters were sent out to each 
Chapter well in advance of this meeting the attendance at Peterborough 
was very poor. 

In closing I wish to express my special thanks to all the Com- 
panions who gave of their valuable time to accompany me on my visits, 
also the Principals of all the Chapters of the District for the courtesy 
extended to me. 

It has been a privilege to be a representative of the Most Ex. Comp. 
F. W. D. Welham for District No. 10 and I wish my successor every 
success. 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 

Rt. Ex. Comp. F. K. Hodgen 

It is a pleasure to submit my report on the condition of Capitular 
Masonry in Prince Edward District No. 11. May I first express my 
thanks to the Principals of the Prince Edward District for the honour 
they conferred upon me, and through me to Moira Chapter No. 7, in 
electing me to the Office of Grand Superintendent. I also extend my 
sincere thanks to Most Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham in confirming 
my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Charles A. Beatty as my 
Secretary. He accompanied me on all my Official Visits and I thank 
him for his capable assistance throughout the year. 

My visits were made to every Chapter as planned and on all my 
visits I was received in a most cordial manner as the Representative of 
the Most Ex. Grand First Principal. 

It is the custom in this District for the travelling triangle to 
accompany the Grand Superintendent on all his official visits, and it was 
the duty of the Secretary to the Grand Superintendent, Ex. Comp. C. A. 



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Beatty to place it on the Volume of the Sacred Law, after I was received 
in the East. 

Degrees were conferred at all my official visits. The Officers taking 
part were sincere, enthusiastic and efficient with the work being pre- 
sented, which could not help but impress the Candidates. The books, 
records, and paraphernalia of the Chapters in the District are well kept 
and a credit to Royal Arch Masonry. 

The number of Candidates initiated in 1971 has improved sub- 
stantially over 1970. 

Capitular Masonry in general in Prince Edward District is good 
with all Chapter Officers, Past and Present, taking an active part in 
all activities in the Chapter. 

In conclusion may I express my appreciation to the Companions 
who elected me to the Office of Grand Superintendent which has been 
one of the highlights and pleasures of my year. I have enjoyed the 
warm co-operation and friendship of all members and I am both proud 
and humble of the honour. 

To Ex. Comp. G. Fresque, I wish good luck and success in his term 
of Office and promise to assist him in any way I can. 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 

Rt. Ex. Comp. A. L. Farnsworth 

First of all I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Principals and 
Past Principals of this District, for the honor conferred upon me, in 
electing me to this office, and to Most Ex. Comp. Welham in confirming 
same. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. George A. Barlow as my 
District Secretary, and I take this opportunity of thanking him for his 
faithful and efficient service. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. R. H. Seymour was appointed Chairman of the 
District Masonic Instruction Committee, also Chairman of the Bursary 
Committee, and he to appoint the other members of the above com- 
mittees. 

It was pointed out to the Principals that it was most essential, that 
a degree be conferred or exemplified, at the time of the Grand Superin- 
tendent's official visit. 

During my term of office, I visited all seven Chapters officially in 
the District, and was received with warm hospitality and dignity due 
to a representative of the Grand First Principal. With one exception, 
which I understand has now been corrected, the degree work was very 
good. The attendance could be improved. Records are being properly 
kept as far as we were able to determine. 

On 17 Nov. at my Official visit to Covenant Chapter No. 113, it 
was a great pleasure to greet an old friend in the person of Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Alex. Mitchel, Past Grand Superintendent of this District, now 
living in Western Ontario. 

I am very much concerned with the decrease in membership 
throughout this District. This, of course, is caused by deaths, suspen- 
sions, demits and lack of initiations. 



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I believe that suspensions and demits would be decreased if some 
relief were given to members on reaching- retirement age of 65 years, 
when their income is very much reduced, I would therefore recommend 
that the cost of Life Membership be revised and reduced at age 65 and 
over. 

The advantages offered by the Bursary Committee to deserving 
students was pointed out and explained to the different Chapters on 
my official visits. 

A review of the financial position of the different Chapters in the 
District reveals that three or four of our Chapters are having financial 
difficulties, and this should be studied very carefully. 

In conclusion, I would like to thank the Officers and Companions 
of this District, for their kind support during the past year. To my 
successor I offer my sincere support and wish him every success. 

OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 

Rt. Ex. Comp. E. J. J. Jackson 

Upon my election as Grand Superintendent of the Ottawa District 
on 30 April, 1971, I planned a comprehensive program of activities for 
my year of office, with emphasis on getting the active participation of 
as many Companions as possible. 

My program included, in addition to the Official Visits: 

— A meeting with the Councils of the District Chapters, held in 

Ottawa on 26 May, 1971. 
— A Chapter of Instruction, held in Ottawa on 20 September, 1971, 

under the chairmanship of Rt. Ex. Comp. E. R. Molson. 
— A District Divine Service, held at Perth on 3 October, 1971, with 

the Grand Z. in attendance. 
— Inter-Chapter fraternal visitations. I divided the twelve Chapters 

of the District into three groups of four, and had one Chapter 

in each group act as host to the other three. 
— Encouragement to the District Principals' Association. 
— A District Capitular Ball, the first in our District's history, to be 

held in Ottawa on 24 March, 1972, under the sponsorship of the 

Principals' Association. 
— Encouragement to the District Bursary Fund Committee. 

In the majority of Chapters I visited, attendance had improved over 
last year and there was more fraternal visitation. The one meeting 
where the attendance was extremely disappointing was the Chapter of 
Instruction in Ottawa on 20 September, 1971; in spite of a strenuous 
publicity campaign on my part, only twelve Companions, from five 
Chapters, were present. 

We, in Ottawa District, are fortunate in having had the Grand Z. 
visit us three times, on 19 and 20 May in Ottawa and Smiths Falls, on 
2 and 3 October, 1971 in Perth, and on 20 January, 1972 in Pembroke. 
We also look forward to having him participate in the Holy Royal Arch 
degree in Carleton Chapter, Ottawa, on 19 April, 1972. 

I am optimistic about the future of Royal Arch Masonry in the 
Ottawa District. Even among the several Chapters which rate their 
prospects as poor or fair, I believe that with continual encouragement 
and urging from Grand Chapter and successive Grand Superintendents, 



52 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

and with the efforts of their own officers, these Chapters will attract 
candidates and thrive in years to come. 

As a finale to my year of office, I am arranging for a District 
meeting, probably on 14 April in Carleton Place. Here, I will ask the 
Companions to assess the lessons learned from the various activities 
of the year, and to make recommendations to assist my successor in 
planning District activities for 1972-73. 

In closing, I would like to pay sincere tribute to the magnificent 
support I have received during my term of office, both from the Grand Z. 
and his Grand Executive and from every Chapter in the Ottawa District. 
I would like to express my special thanks for the assistance I have 
received from the following: Ex. Comp. Gordon Lewis, my Secretary; 
Rt. Ex. Comps. Cedric Dale and Fred Fairfield, District Divine Service 
Committee; Rt. Ex. Comp. E. R. Molson, District Masonic Instruction 
Committee; Ex. Comp. Wilson McDuffee, President, Ottawa District 
Principals' Association; Ex. Comp. George Patterson, District Capitular 
Ball Committee; Ex. Comp. Cliff Meunier, Member, Grand Chapter Bur- 
sary Fund Committee; Ex. Comp. Cecil Ruttle, District Bursary Fund 
Committee. 

ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 

Rt. Ex. Comp. C. J. Miller 

It is a pleasure to submit a report on the condition of Royal Arch 
Masonry in the wide spread Algoma District No. 14. I was appointed by 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham to fill the office left vacant by the 
passing away of Rt. Ex. Comp. John T. Race of Rainy River. The sudden 
loss of Rt. Ex. Comp. John T. Race was a great loss to his Chapter and 
to Royal Arch Masonry in Algoma District. 

I appointed Ex. Comp. W, Edgar Shaw, a Past Principal of Shuniah 
Chapter as my secretary and official visits were made to each Chapter 
in the District. I started with Atwood Chapter No. 149 in Rainy River 
and finished with Golden Star Chapter No. 254 in Dryden. At each 
Chapter I was received properly and each Chapter had degree work the 
night of my Official Visit with the exception of Fort William Chapter 
No. 140 where it was necessary to see degrees at a night other than my 
official visit. This was due to the late date at which I was appointed 
and set up an itinerary. 

The work of the degrees was carried out with dignity by the Chapter 
Officers. I feel this makes a new member proud to be a part of Royal 
Arch Masonry. Some Chapters in this district have a field day at which 
all degrees are put on in one day as some of the candidates must travel 
up to 300 miles to receive the degrees. This is the only way some candi- 
dates can become members due to the great distance of travel involved. 
It is generally believed that the local candidates should not be held over 
for a field day as putting on the degrees one at a time will increase 
attendance as well as give the junior officers poise and self confidence 
and this should add to the attendance and general interest in Chapter 
work. 

The attendance at Chapter meetings throughout the district, is 
generally about 10 °/c of the membership which is low. Efforts to obtain 
an increase in attendance should be directed to the membership of each 
Chapter as distance precludes much visitation of one Chapter to another. 
The fellowship and the general outlook for members in the district looks 
good. This makes one proud to be a member of the Royal Craft. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 53 

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the Past 
Grand Superintendents of the district for their assistance to me, and to 
my successor I offer congratulations and my assistance in any way I am 
able to help. 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Len S. J. Atkinson 

According to custom a Grand Superintendent becomes keenly aware 
of those Masonic officials who had made his privileged office both a 
possibility and a certainty. In such wise, due respect must be paid to 
the Past Principals of Algonquin Chapter No. 102 for the proposing, 
to all delegates attending the 1971 District meeting at Toronto for the 
electing, and to Most Excellent Comp. Fred W. D. Welham, the Grand 
Principal for the act of confirming the office. 

Soon after the Annual Convention Ex. Comp. Dr. W. G. Mahaffy 
was nominated for the position of my secretary and he has accom- 
panied the Grand Superintendent to all official functions in the district 
including those unofficial visits, also, to Chapter elections and installa- 
tions. This is indeed an accomplishment when it is taken into considera- 
tion that Algonquin No. 102, Sault Ste. Marie, and St. John's, North Bay 
are 300 miles apart. 

The dignity and cordiality with which this representative of the 
Grand First Principal was received at all official visits could not be 
surpassed, and in all cases the conduct of the candidates, during the 
conferring of degrees in the respective Chapters, the agreeable formality 
of the degree work itself, and, the attention given to the placement of 
symbolic appointments was indeed most gratifying. 

Last fall the dates of 25 Sept. and 26 Sept. marked the occasion 
of a visit to Espanola of members of Grand Council together with several 
Grand Chapter Officers. For those Companions of the district who 
participated in the Holy Royal Arch Degree of 25 Sept. and the Divine 
Service the following day it can safely be said that those outstanding 
events in Capitular Masonry have presented fond and lasting memories. 

During an informal visit (unofficial, at least) to Tuscan Chapter 
No. 95, Sudbury, 16 December, it was a very pleasant duty to present 
a 25-year Past Principal's jewel respectively to: V. Ex. Comp. G. T. 
Seeker, and V. Ex. Comp. A. T. Grieve. 

A vote of appreciation is given, firstly to V. Ex. Comp. A. F. Beach, 
Chairman of the District Bursary Committee and, secondly to Ex. Comp. 
J. H. Vanderburg, Chairman of the Sudbury and District Grand Chapter 
Workshop Seminar scheduled for Sudbury, Saturday, 13 May, 1972. 
Much work remains in both offices. 

How unfortunate that it has to be admitted that a 10% district 
membership gain of Initiations over and above the number of heaven- 
ward-bound members has to be cancelled out to become an overall loss 
because Suspension- Withdrawals outnumbered Restoration- Affiliations! 

In this district a great outcry is heard from Scribe E.'s directed 
toward a cause for the withdrawal of elderly Companions. Both of these 
classifications protest that the cost of LIFE MEMBERSHIP is too 
costly and that if Section 246 of the Constitutions were revised with this 
fact in mind the loss of membership would be much less drastic. 

It has not only been a distinct privilege and honour to act as the 



54 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

District Grand Superintendent but also a wonderful experience in 
Masonry and a very great personal pleasure to serve. 

It is sincerely to be hoped that the 1972-3 Grand Superintendent 
is to be favoured (or is it "blessed"?) with the same mark of 
Masonic friendship accorded his predecessor. 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 

Rt. Ex. Comp. G. E. S. Tipper 

It is with much pleasure that I submit my report on Royal Arch 
Masonry in Temiskaming District No. 16, as Grand Superintendent. 

It was a most pleasant duty to appoint Ex. Comp. Harold G. Fick 
as my secretary. He accompanied me on all my official visits, and 
was most efficient making his reports. I would also like to thank Rt. 
Ex. Comp. K. C. Griffin, and Ex. Comp. T. Whittle who travelled with 
me to Grand Chapter. 

My first official visit was to Temiskaming Chapter at Haileybury 
on 14 Oct., where I was received with dignity, and was made welcome 
to their Chapter. The Mark Master Degree was exemplified in a very 
impressive manner. 

On 20 Oct., I was accompanied by the First Principal of Kirkland 
Chapter to Northern Lights Chapter to see them confer the Most Excel- 
lent Master Degree. Here I was received with the typical Northern 
Ontario hospitality, and warmly welcomed. The Officers and Past 
Principals performed their work well, and efficiently. 

The following week on 28 Oct., I again visited Timmins to see 
Abitibi Chapter Officers and its Members confer the Most Excellent 
Master Degree on two candidates. This Chapter is still operating under 
difficulties, without their hall which was burned, but expect to have a 
place of their own by next year. 

My last official visit was to Kirkland Chapter, and I was very 
warmly received. The Mark Master Degree was exemplified, and the 
Officers are to be congratulated on performing in an excellent and 
dignified manner the Mark Master Degree. 

I have enjoyed my year as Grand Superintendent, but it has been 
difficult and tragic, with sickness and death in the family which seriously 
hampered my efforts to complete, and affected some of the duties which 
I felt were needed doing. However, I would like to thank all the 
Companions who supported me during the year, and I would also like to 
wish my successor the blessings of a most rewarding year such as I 
have experienced. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 
REPORT OF THE GRAND SCRIBE E. 



55 



To the M. Ex. The Grand Z., Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 



No. 



Name of Chapter 



1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui 

2 The Hiram 

3 St. John's, London 

4 The St. Andrew & St. John 

5 St. George's 

6 St. John's, Hamilton 

8 King Solomon's 

7 The Moira 

15 Wawanosh 

16 Carleton 

18 Oxford 

19 Mount Moriah 

20 Mount Horeb 

22 Grenville 

23 Ezra 

24 Tecumseh 

26 St. Mark's 

27 Manitou 

28 Pentalpha 

29 McCallum 

30 Huron 

31 Prince Edward 

32 Waterloo 

34 Signet 

35 Keystone, Whitby 

36 Corinthian 

37 Victoria, Port Hope 

40 Guelph 

41 Harris 

44 Mount Sinai, Napanee 

45 Excelsior 

46 St. James 

47 Wellington 

48 St. John's, Cobourg 

53 Bruce 

54 Palestine, St. Thomas 

55 Niagara 

56 Georgian 

57 King Hiram 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 

61 Granite 

62 York 

63 Havelock 

64 Wilson 

65 St. Paul's, Toronto 

66 The Malloch 

67 Enterprise 

68 Maitland 

69 Grimsby 

71 Prince of Wales, Essex 

72 Keystone, Stirling 

73 Erie 

74 Beaver, Strathroy 



Charges 



Dr. 

$ 2.80 



2.15 



9.40 



.45 



4.00 



4.40 



4.20 



10 



$301.50 
271.10 
192.35 
1 40.45 
249.85 
253.55 
177.10 
307.35 
263.70 
762.80 
326.85 
346.90 

52.40 
107.45 
191.60 
423.00 
200.70 
188.90 
403.55 
175.50 
235.00 
236.35 
256.00 
239.85 
124.40 
617.05 
161.05 
240.55 
150.00 
202.00 

90.10 
120.80 
158.60 

95.45 

91.00 
390.10 
113.60 
243.65 
174.20 
374.65 
100.45 
167.30 
115.35 
155.75 

83.80 

107.40 47.20 

148.40 1.95 

135.35 
114.20 

195.20 4.00 

111.10 1.00 

183.15 94.75 

163.79 3.20 



1.00 



2.45 



12.60 



4.50 

.80 

.90 

1.20 

15.12 

.50 

80.00 



Cr. 

I 6.40 

.30 

4.05 

7.80 

155.20 

9.80 

2.60 

62.60 
2.40 

1.60 

2.40 
9.30 

1.50 
3.20 
3.90 

.70 

.80 

3.00 

4.30 

12.45 

7.60 

31.80 

6.60 



.80 

29.70 

8.80 



.35 

2.40 



56 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

No. Name of Chapter 

75 St. Clair, Milton 

76 Mount Nebo 

77 Occident 

78 Minnewawa 

79 Orient 

80 Ark 

81 Aylmer 

82 Shuniah 

83 Ionic, Orangeville 

84 Lebanon, Wingham 

88 MacNabb 

90 Golden 

91 Toronto-Antiquity 

94 Midland 

95 Tuscan 

102 Algonquin 

103 St. John's, North Bay 

104 White Oak 

110 Warkworth 

112 St. John's, Morrisburg 

113 Covenant 

114 Bonnechere 

115 Brant 

116 Maple 

117 Kitchener, Kitchener 

119 King Cyrus, Leamington 

129 Elliott 

130 Chantry 

131 Amabel 

132 Leeds 

133 St. Francis 

134 King Darius 

135 Succoth 

138 Shekinah 

140 Fort William 

143 Glengarry 

144 Presqu'ile 

145 The St. Patrick 

146 Bernard 

147 Lucknow 

148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill 

149 Atwood 

150 London 

151 Laurentian 

152 Alberton 

153 Sombra 

155 Ancaster 

161 Madoc 

167 Kichikewana 

168 Ionic, Campbellford 

169 Temiskaming 

175 The Hamilton 

184 Hugh Murray 

195 Peel 

198 Couchiching 

205 Victoria, Thornhill 

210 Kitchener, Russell 

212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 



harges 


Dr. 


Cr. 


149.65 


16.50 




98.10 




.80 


289.60 


2.75 




188.15 




21.40 


108.10 


.20 




293.20 




4.60 


122.40 




1.60 


402.35 




6.60 


79.90 






83.20 


40.80 




122.80 




7.40 


251.75 




88.60 


179.80 


12.50 




118.10 




19.20 


481.92 




74.43 


455.57 




5.68 


216.20 




4.80 


198.42 


.50 




40.00 


40.00 




139.50 


.20 




318.45 






171.75 




47.99 


58.80 




57.30 


152.65 


3.45 




264.85 


30.50 




250.85 




35.50 


128.95 




.80 


119.80 






235.95 


.30 




120.80 


7.55 




328.85 


20.75 




92.50 




2.80 


88.80 




3.20 


456.80 




5.30 


205.65 




6.55 


124.10 




9.25 


87.60 




2.40 


129.60 




8.80 


164.35 




4.55 


126.40 




7.75 


93.60 






67.90 


1.60 




165.25 




5.60 


271.30 


4.00 




310.80 


3.90 




151.05 




10.60 


177.35 


7.70 




161.40 




2.40 


275.95 




.30 


172.75 




1.60 


95.20 




5.60 


140.50 




1.95 


135.00 


8.54 




298.15 




6.40 


198.60 


.90 




216.80 


15.80 




118.75 




.80 


639.45 




5.35 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 57 

No. Name of Chapter Charges Dr. Cr. 

213 Northern Lights 197.55 100.75 

214 Vimy 133.24 53.54 

215 Mimico 227.05 4.10 

217 St. Alban's 168.95 29.95 

218 Prince Edward, Shelburne 76.20 1.00 

219 Ulster 92.00 37.60 

220 Lebanon, Lambton Mills 212.90 .80 

221 Durham 108.65 .05 

222 Ottawa 483.04 .25 

223 Abitibi 109.15 1.00 

224 Keystone, Hamilton 146.85 24.05 

225 Beaver, Toronto 186.00 15.20 

226 Prince of Wales, Perth 271.80 .30 

227 Quinte Friendship 398.50 .80 

230 Port Credit 181.65 53.15 

231 The St. Clair, Toronto 273.90 137.35 

232 King Cyrus, Toronto 196.37 34.21 

233 Oakwood 136.54 5.50 

234 Halton 230.30 4.80 

235 Aurora 217.45 9.35 

236 Caledonia 100.80 1.60 

238 The St. Andrew 107.75 82.45 

239 Blenheim 135.40 4.00 

240 Smithville 55.20 26.40 

241 University 99.00 

242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 110.40 

243 McKay 160.70 52.90 

245 Preston 101.00 7.75 

246 Humber 205.35 .80 

247 Nilestown 273.75 9.90 

248 Dochert 116.25 2.40 

249 Palestine, Bowmanville 154.55 7.70 

250 Thomas Peters 253.15 .80 

251 Kirkland 171.55 8.80 

252 Hiawatha 281.25 .70 

253 Regal 118.20 .80 

254 Golden Star 331.55 1.40 

255 Tillsonburg 197.20 1.40 

257 Espanola 196.80 3.55 

Sundries 3.00 

258 Tyrian 127.80 10.65 

259 Quetico 85.35 4.60 

Nova Scotia Grand Chapter 3.00 

Quebec 69.95 

260 Centennial 103.70 4.00 

261 Sequin 84.55 .80 

Saskatchewan Grand Chapter 139.35 

262 King David 109.15 2.35 

263 The Scarborough 276.95 25.00 

300-3 Manitoba Grand Chapter 164.35 98.55 

300-4 New Brunswick Grand Chapter 66.75 33.00 

300-1 Alberta Grand Chapter 148.45 9.00 

300-2 British Columbia Grand Chapter 2.00 



$31,370.54 $1,249.55 $1,033.66 



58 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

CASH RECEIPTS 

For The Year Ended February 29, 1972 

Receipts from Chapters $33,212.21 

Grand Convocation and Executive Committee Receipts 3,523.43 

Transfer from Bursary Fund 170.07 

Interest on Investments 2,484.58 

Masonic Educational and Instruction Committee 122.50 

Receipts from other Grand Chapters 816.80 

Sale of Investments 2,000.00 

Insurance Rebate 574.85 



$42,904.44 



Examined and Verified — 
JOHN D. LEWARS, C.A. 



REMARKS OF GRAND SCRIBE E. 

The Scribes E. are to be commended for their co-operation in sending 
in their Year-end Reports. It does assist the office to receive these early 
to spread the work of recording information of your Chapters over a 
longer period. Unfortunately, some of the Scribes E. were unable to do 
this due to illness or, in some cases, misunderestanding. 

You will note debit or credit balances showing in various Chapter 
Accounts. Our financial year ends on the last day of February and 
returns after this date do not show on the 1971 financial year. Most of 
these accounts are now cleared but must show as listed in this report. 

In previous years, we attempted to have the Proceedings mailed 
before the fall period. Due to problems in printing, we failed in this. 
This year, we are assured that if our material is in the office, our 
Proceedings will receive priority and should be in the mail in June. 

Our reports in the published Proceedings are of much importance. 
We today refer to reports of the early years of this century as the 
basis of decisions for the present. What we do these months will deter- 
mine the success or failure of Masonic decisions in the future. May we 
make all reports as accurate as possible so that references in the future 
will have a sound basis. 

We are all striving in our own way to further the Royal Craft. We 
may discuss the disease of measles as much as we like but the -disease 
will not be contracted by anyone until we come into personal contact. 
Having heard reports of your Committees for 1971 and accepted their 
contents, appointed new Committees for 1972, may we go home from 
this Convocation having been exposed to Royal Arch Masonry in its 
highest sense — having met Companions putting the tenents of Masonry 
into their daily lives. Being so exposed, may we spread this worthy 
cause among others. 

Respectfully submitted, 

u\. tbx. Csomp. cfreaertcR C. Conley 

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64 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INVESTMENTS 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario, 1971-72. 
Your committee reports the following investments: 

GENERAL ACCOUNT 

Hydro Electric Power Comm., 4%, July 15th, 1974 $ 6,000.00 

Hydro Electric Power Comm., 3V 2 %, Oct. 15th, 1979 28,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 4V 2 %, Sept. 1st, 1983 17,500.00 

TOTAL $51,500.00 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

Canada Permanent Mortg. Corp., 7V 2 %, June 14th, 1976 $ 8,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortg. Corp., 8%, July 15th, 1976 1,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortg. Corp., 8%, Aug. 15th, 1976 21,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortg. Corp., 8%, Nov. 1st, 1976 6,500.00 

Canada Permanent Mortg. Corp., 8%, Nov. 27th, 1976 2,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortg. Corp., 7%, Jan. 9th, 1977 3,000.00 

Royal Trust Co., 7V 2 %, Nov. 30th, 1976 3,000.00 

National Trust Co. Ltd., 8V 2 %, Nov. 16th, 1975 9,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Oct. 15th, 1977 1,000.00 

Hydro Elec. Power Comm., 3V 2 %, Oct. 18th, 1979 2,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 4V 2 %, Sept. 1st, 1983 11,700.00 

TOTAL $68,200.00 

NON CAPITAL INVESTMENTS 

Metropolitan Toronto, 3V 2 %, May 2nd, 1975 $ 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Oct. 15th, 1977 4,000.00 

TOTAL $ 7,000.00 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 

Metropolitan Toronto, 3V 2 %, May 2nd, 1975 $22,000.00 

THE BURSARY FUND 

State of Israel Savings Bonds, Dec. 1, 1976 (face value) $ 300.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Oct. 15th, 1977 7,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 7, 8, 8%%, Nov. 1st, 1978 5,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 4V 2 %, Sept. 1st, 1983 3,300.00 

TOTAL $15,600.00 

Most of the "action" took place in the Victory Thanksgiving Bene- 
volent Fund where investments in the amount of $44,500.00 matured, 
and were re-invested with the same companies at slightly higher rates 
of interest. 

It is to be noted that the $2,000.00 Canada Permanent Trust— 7V 2 %, 
due Oct. 18th, 1971 in the General Fund, was cashed on November 30th, 
1971, and the money placed in the General Account, to meet expenses 
involved in the stream-lining of the Grand Chapter office. 

We acknowledge with grateful thanks the assistance and co-opera- 
tion of the Grand First Principal, Most Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham, and 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, Grand Scribe E. 

Submitted on behalf of the committee which consists of the Grand J., 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson, the Grand Treasurer, Rt. Ex. Comp. 
J. E. Richardson and the Chairman, Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott. 
Fraternally submitted, 

FRED SCOTT, 

Chairman. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 65 

AUDITOR'S FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Most Excellent Companion, F. W. D. Welham, Grand First Principal, 
Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir: 

I have made my regular examination of the books of account and 
supporting records of the Grand Scribe E. of Grand Chapter of the Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario, for the fiscal year 
ended Ferbuary 29, 1972. From this examination, I have prepared the 
Statements, listed below, and I now present them, together with my 
comments thereon: 

Exhibit "A"— Balance Sheet as at February 29, 1972. 

Exhibit "B" — Comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account for 
the year ended February 29, 1972. 

Schedule "1" — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund as at 
February 29, 1972. 

Schedule "2" — The Commuted Membership Fund — Grand Chapter as 
at February 29, 1972. 

Schedule "3" — The Chapters' Life Membership Fund as at February 
29, 1972. 

Schedule "4"— The Bursary Fund as at February 29, 1972. 

COMMENTS 

The cash on hand was counted at the time of my examination, and 
found to be in order. The several bank balances, shown in Exhibit "A", 
and Schedules "1", "2", "3", and "4", were verified as at February 29, 
1972, and all the bank transactions in the several Funds, during the year 
then ended, were examined in detail. 

The Accounts Receivable from the various Chapters were reviewed 
in detail, and appear to be proper charges. I recommend that the 
balance due from the Chapters' Life Membership Fund and from the 
Commuted Membership Fund be transferred to the General Account as 
soon as possible. 

The computation of the accrued interest in the several Funds was 
checked and found to be in order. 

The inventories of Supplies for Resale and Jewels were furnished 
to me by your Grand Scribe E., and my verification has been limited to 
checking the clerical accuracy of the inventory sheets presented to me, 
and the pricing shown thereon. 

The investments of the several Funds, are set out in detail in Exhibit 
"A", and Schedules "1", "2", and "4". These investments are held in a 
safe deposit box in the Eglinton and Mount Pleasant Branch of the 
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, in the joint custody of any two 
of the Grand Scribe E., the Grand Treasurer, the Grand First Principal 
and the President of the Executive Committee. These investments were 
counted on March 9, 1972, and found to be in order. 

So far as I was able to ascertain, from due inquiry of the Officials 
concerned, and from the information presently available, all known lia- 
bilities of the various Funds, were taken up in the books of account as 
at February 29, 1972, and are reflected in the attached Statements. 



66 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

The commutation fee for life memberships or commuted member- 
ships is $20.00, and if it earns an average of 3% per annum, it is expected 
to produce $1.00 per annum. I realize that the Fund, in general, is now 
earning in excess of this rate, however, I would also point out, that the 
average life expectancy of your members has probably increased in 
accordance with national averages, which would mean that members may 
be outliving their contributions to the Fund. I would also point out, 
again, that the creation of a life membership status means that Grand 
Chapter and also the constituent Chapters, if they adhere to Section 246 
of the Constitution, are committing themselves to a fixed annual income 
from these members, in the fact of steadily and rapidly rising costs and 
consequently rising dues. I also note that at present, the annual per 
capita dues are $1.60. It does not seem possible to me, that a commuta- 
tion fee of $20.00 can be expected to produce $1.60, per year during the 
lifetime of a life member. I recommend that the commuted membership 
fund be reviewed by a competent actuary to determine whether or not, 
it is in sound financial position. I would also recommend, again, that 
consideration be given to deletion of the life membership category, both 
insofar as the individual Chapters and the Grand Chapter are concerned. 

As in preceding years, interim examinations were made of the books 
of account of the Grand Scribe E. and tentative Reports were submitted 
as of August 31, 1971, and November 30, 1971. 

My examination included a general review of the accounting proce- 
dures and such tests of the accounting records and other supporting 
evidence as I considered necessary in the circumstances. I have obtained 
all the information and explanations which I have required. 

In my opinion, the attached Balance Sheet, Revenue and Expenditure 
Account and related Schedules, present fairly the financial position of 
the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province 
of Ontario, as at February 29, 1972, and the results of its operations 
for the year ended on that date, in accordance with generally accepted 
accounting principles, applied on a basis consistent with that of the 
preceding year. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

JOHN D. LEWARS, C.A. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 67 
BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 29, 1972 

ASSETS Exhibit "A" 
CURRENT ASSETS: 

Cash on Hand $ 50.00 

Cash in Bank: 

Imprest Fund 237.26 

General Fund 8,650.27 

Accounts Receivable — Chapters 275.89 

Prepaid Insurance 40.02 

Accrued Interest on Investments 791.25 

Due From Chapters' Life Membership Fund 34.50 

Due From Commuted Membership Fund 724.95 

Inventories: 

Supplies for Resale $ 2,449.50 

Jewels 986.52 3,436.02 $14,240.16 



INVESTMENTS: 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 4%— July 15, 1974 6,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 3 y 2 %— October 15, 1979 28,000.00 

Government of Canada— 4 V 2 %— Sept. 1, 1983 17,500.00 



51,500.00 
Less: Unamortized Discount 6.45 51,493.55 



FIXED ASSETS: 

Furniture, Fixtures and 

Equipment (Cost) 14,608.53 

Less: Allowance for Depreciation 14,593.91 14.62 



Grand Chapter Library 250.00 

Grand Chapter Regalia 75.00 339.62 



SPECIAL FUNDS: 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 

(Schedule "1") 83,505.77 

The Commuted Membership Fund 

(Scheduled") 28,316.13 

The Chapters' Life Membership Fund 

(Schedule "3") 136.73 

The Bursary Fund 

(Schedule "4") 19,574.21 131,532.84 



$197,606.17 
LIABILITIES 
CURRENT LIABILITIES: 

Accounts Payable $ 93.00 

Accrued Employees' Deductions 257.08 

Due to Special Funds: 

The Bursary Fund $224.00 

The Victory Thanksgiving 

Benevolent Fund 518.47 742.47 $ 1,092.55 

Reserve for Special Funds 131,532.84 

GENERAL RESERVE: 

Balance— March 1, 1971 62,713.26 

Add: Excess of Revenue over Expenditure 

(Exhibit "B") 2,267.52 64,980.78 

$197,606.17 



68 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Exhibit "B" 
COMPARATIVE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT 
For The Year Ended February 29, 1972 

REVENUE Balance 

Estimated Actual Over 

Revenue Revenue * or Under 

Fees $ 1,850.00 $ 1,686.00 $ 164.00 

Dues 22,200.00 26,550.25 *4,350.25 

Commuted Membership Dues 1,500.00 1,623.60 *123.60 

Dispensations and Warrants 165.00 183.00 *18.00 

Sale of Supplies 2,000.00 1,977.50 22.50 

Interest on Investments 2,200.00 2,108.35 91.65 

Miscellaneous — 5/75 *5.7 5 

TOTAL REVENUE 29,915.00 34,134.45 *4,219.45 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 35,280.00 31,866.93 3,413.07 

ESTIMATED DEFICIT FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING FEB. 29, 1972 $ 5,365.00 

EXCESS OF REVENUE 

OVER EXPENDITURE FOR THE 

YEAR ENDED FEB. 29, 1972 $ 2,267.52 $ 7,632.52 

EXPENDITURE 
Estimated Balance Over 

Expenditure Actual Expenditures * or Under 
GRAND SCRIBE E. 



Compensation 


$ 6,500.00 $ 


6,499.92 


• 


$ .08 


Office Assistance 


5,100.00 


4,959.48 




140.52 


Rent 


4,800.00 


4,779.76 




20.24 


Miscellaneous (Telephone, 










Postage, etc.) 


2,500.00 


2,281.59 




218.41 


Canada Pension Plan 


180.00 


122.94 




57.06 


Workmen's Compensatior 


l — 


17.27 




*17.27 


Unemployment Insurance 


— 


106.59 


$18,767.55 


*106.59 




19,080.00 






Foreign Correspondence 


— 




50.00 
600.00 


*50.00 


Audit 


600.00 




PRINTING: 




Proceedings 


2,200.00 


2,302.76 




*102.76 


General 


600.00 


679.81 




*79.81 




2,800.00 




2,982.57 




TRAVELLING: 










Grand Z 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 






General 


200.00 


— 


2,000.00 


200.00 




2,200.00 






EXPENSES: 










Convocation 


4,800.00 


2,562.50 




2,237.50 


Executive Committee 


2,100.00 
6,900.00 


2,095.59 


4,658.09 


4.41 


OTHER: 










Jewels and Engraving .... 


1,000.00 


1,045.20 




*45.20 


Liability and Bonding 










Insurance 


1,100.00 


571.43 




528.57 


Education and Instruction 


100.00 


164.42 




*64.42 


Supplies for Resale 


1,500.00 


1,000.00 




500.00 


Moving Costs 


— 


27.67 




*27.67 




3,700.00 
$35,280.00 


- 


2,808.72 






$31,866.93 


$3,413.07 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 69 

Schedule "1" 
THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

As At February 29, 1972 

Balance — March 1, 1971: 

Capital $67,303.48 

Unexpended Income 12,535.74 $79,839.22 



Add: 

Interest on Investments 

Amortization of Bond Discount 


5,075.14 

39.74 




Bank Interest 

Donations 


191.42 
10.25 




Welfare Donation — F. W. Dean 


100.00 


5,416.55 


Deduct: 

Benevolence 




85,255.77 
1,750.00 



Balance— February 29, 1972: 

Capital 67,443.22 

Unexpended Income 16,062.55 $83,505.77 



ASSETS 

Cash in Bank 6,928.54 

Accrued Interest 1,101.36 

Due from General Fund 518.47 8,548.37 



INVESTMENTS: 
Non-Capital: 

Metropolitan Toronto— 3%%— May 2, 1975 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3 %— Oct. 15, 1977 4,000.00 7,000.00 



Capital: 

National Trust— 8 V 2 %— Nov. 16, 1975 9,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage — 

7%%— June 14, 1976 8,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage — 

8%— July 20, 1976 1,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage — 

8%— August 15, 1976 21,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage — 

8%— November 1, 1976 6,500.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage — 

8%— November 27, 1976 2,000.00 

Royal Trust— 7 %%— Nov. 30, 1976 3,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage — 

7%— January 9, 1977 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3 %— Oct. 15, 1977 1,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 3 V 2 %— Oct. 18, 1979 2,000.00 
Government of Canada — 

4%%— September 1, 1983 200.00 

Government of Canada — 

4%%— September 1, 1983 11,500.00 



68,200.00 
Deduct— Unamortized Discount 242.60 67,957.40 

$83,505.77 



70 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Schedule "2" 

THE COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP FUND— GRAND CHAPTER 
As At February 29, 1972 

Balance— March 1, 1971 $27,432.84 

Add: 

Interest on Investments $ 770.00 

Bank Interest 276.89 

Commuted Members and Honorary 

Memberships Issued 1,460.00 2,506.89 



29,939.73 
Deduct: 

Commuted Membership Dues 1,623.60 



Balance— February 29, 1972 $28,316.13 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

ASSETS: 

Cash in Bank 6,924.41 

Accrued Interest 256.67 7,181.08 



Investments: 

Metropolitan Toronto— 3 V 2 %— May 2, 1975 22,000.00 



29,181.08 

LIABILITIES: 

Due to General Fund 724.95 

Deposits received from Chapters re Honorary 

or Commuted Memberships to be accepted 

when provisions of the Constitution have 

been adhered to 140.00 864.95 



$28,316.13 
Schedule "3" 

THE CHAPTERS' LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 

As At February 29, 1972 

Balance— March 1, 1971 $130.27 

Add — Bank Interest 6.46 



. 136.73 
Deduct — 1971 Dues Transferred to General Account for 

Credit to the Chapters' Account 34.50 



Balance— February 29, 1972 102.23 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

ASSETS: 

Cash in Bank 136.73 

LIABILITIES: 

Due to General Fund 34.50 

$102.23 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 71 

THE BURSARY FUND Schedule "4" 

As At February 29, 1972 



Balance — March 1, 1971 






$20,028.20 


Add: 

Donations 




$5,388.84 
776.50 
200.74 




Interest on Investments . 
Bank Interest 




6,366.08 








Deduct: 

Sundry Expenses 




170.07 
6,650.00 


26,394.28 


Bursaries 




6,820.07 








Balance — February 29, 1972 




$19,574.21 


Cash in Bank 


ASSETS 


2,616.54 

1,133.67 

224.00 

300.00 
7,000.00 

5,000.00 
3,300.00 




Accrued Interest 






Due from General Fund 




3,974.21 


INVESTMENTS: 

State of Israel — Decembe 
Province of Ontario — 3%- 
Government of Canada — 1 

November 1, 1978 

Government of Canada — 


r 1, 1976 

-October 15, 1977 

r. 8, 8^%— 

4V 2 %— Sept. 1, 1983 


15,600.00 






$19,574.21 



REPORT OF THE PRINTING AND SUPPLIES COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

During the past year, at the request of our Grand Z., a study was 
made of printing costs. Quotations were obtained from printing firms 
as to the cost of various printings; e.g. all forms, pamphlets, Proceedings, 
Record books, the "WORK", etc. This information was transmitted to 
our Grand Z. 

Your Committee on Printing and Supplies has received the expendi- 
tures for the year ending February 29th, 1972, and submits the following 
analysis in support thereof: 

Printing Proceedings $2,302.76 

Printing, General 679.81 

$2,982.57 
It is respectfully requested that the following monies be placed at 
the disposal of the Printing and Supplies Committee for the fiscal year 
1972-73: 

Printing Proceedings $2,500.00 

Printing, General 750.00 

Printing for Resale _ 1,500.00 

$4,750.00" 
Fraternally submitted, 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Chairman. 
R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe 
Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Printing and Supplies Committee 
be received and adopted. 

Carried. 
Respectfully submitted with fraternal greetings, 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, 
Chairman, Printing and Supplies Committee. 



72 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDY OF ASSISTANCE 

TO CHAPTERS 

To the Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Your Committee for the Study of Assistance to Chapters met in 
regular session with the Ruling District Grand Superintendents on 
28 April, 1972, at which time various items pertaining to methods of 
assisting Chapters in their endeavour to improve their operations, in- 
crease their attendance and membership, and other topics suggested by 
the Grand Superintendents, were discussed. 

As a result of these discussions, the Committee respectfully submits 
the following for consideration by the Grand Council: 

(a) In Chapters needing assistance, continue Grand Chapter Nights 
when Grand Chapter Officers assume the chairs and confer the degrees. 

(b) Continue the Masonic Education and Instruction Committee 
under Rt. Ex. Comp. van Wamelen, with another series of Seminars or 
Workshops. The Committee highly commended Rt. Ex. Comp. van 
Wamelen for the work he and his Committee did through the past year 
in carrying on seminars and discussions to assist Chapters to solve their 
problems. 

(c) Encourage the constituent Chapters to allot work to members 
not holding office. 

(d) Adopt the policy that all requests for Grand Chapter appoint- 
ments by Chapters should go through, and be approved by, the Grand 
Superintendent of the District making the request. 

(e) Acquaint the Chapters with the special efforts being made in 
some districts to increase attendance and membership; such as, the new 
award plan being introduced in London District No. 2, and the travelling 
keystone of Districts 1 and 10 — and any other plans known to Grand 
Chapter. 

(f) Make it clear to each Immediate Past Grand Superintendent 
that it is his responsibility to see that there is a Chairman and a Masonic 
Education and Instruction Committee in his district — and if it is not 
active to bring this to the attention of the Grand Chapter Masonic Edu- 
cation and Instruction Committee. 

(g) Provide a means of getting the Immediate Past Grand Super- 
intendents and the new Grand Superintendents together at a meeting 
or meetings to discuss the problems of the Chapters in the districts. 

(h) To encourage leadership and enthusiasm in Chapters, consider 
the granting of an annual award to the Chapter in Ontario that has 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 73 

shown the largest percentage increase in membership and attendance. 
Fraternally submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. J. GIRVEN, Chairman. 
Grand Superintendents of Districts: 



1 R. Ex. Comp. A. A. Leal 


9 R. 


Ex. 


Comp 


G. 


E. Tait 


2 R. Ex. Comp. G. H. Hale 


10 R. 


Ex. 


Comp. 


D. 


McKeag 


3 R. Ex. Comp. J. C. Ferguson 


11 R. 


Ex. 


Comp. 


F. 


K. Hodgen 


4 R. Ex. Comp. J. A. Doney 


12 R. 


Ex. 


Comp. 


A. 


L. Farnsworth 


5 R. Ex. Comp. H. G. Edgar 


13 R. 


Ex. 


Comp. 


E. 


J. J. Jackson 


6 R. Ex. Comp. R. J. Aitcheson 


14 R. 


Ex. 


Comp. 


C. 


Miller 


7 R. Ex. Comp. T. N. Dewar 


15 R. 


Ex. 


Comp. 


L. 


S. J. Atkinson 


8 R. Ex. Comp. E. W. Elcombe 


16 R. 


Ex. 


Comp. 


G. 


E. S. Tipper 


8A R. Ex. Comp. S. Tenenbaum 













Moved by M. Ex. Comp. J E. Girven and seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

With the approval of Grand Chapter at the 1971 Convocation, the 
duplication of maintaing a second set of books by the Grand Treasurer 
was discontinued, and the function of the office contained solely to 
counter signature on cheques issued in payment of accounts. The books 
of the Grand Scribe E. have been fully audited. The Auditors report 
is presented within these proceedings and on the basis of such cheques 
as I have signed over the past year. I concur with the Auditor's remarks 
that the reports as presented on the operations for the fiscal year 
present fairly the financial position of this Grand Chapter. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson, seconded by the Grand 
Second Principal, that this report be received and adopted. 

ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 



No. Name of Chapter 


Dist. No. 


No. 


Name of Chapter 


Dist. No 


223 Abitibi 


16 


114 


Bonnechere 


13 


152 Alberton 


14 


115 


Brant 


3 


102 Algonquin 


15 


53 


Bruce 


2 


131 Amabel 


9 


236 


Caledonia 


5 


155 Ancaster 


5 


16 


Carleton 


13 


1 Ancient Frontenac 


& 


260 


Centennial 


8A 


Cataraqui 


12 


130 


Chantry 


9 


80 Ark 


1 


36 


Corinthian 


10 


149 Atwood 


14 


113 


Covenant 


12 


235 Aurora 


8 


198 


Couchiching 


9 


81 Aylmer 


2 


248 


Dochert 


13 


74 Beaver, Strathroy 


2 


221 


Durham 


4 


225 Beaver, Toronto 


8 


129 


Elliott 


6 


146 Bernard 


6 


67 


Enterprise 


4 


239 Blenheim 


1 


257 


Espanola 


15 



74 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



73 Erie 


1 


45 Excelsior 


10 


23 Ezra 


3 


140 Fort William 


14 


56 Georgian 


9 


143 Glengarry 


13 


90 Golden 


14 


254 Golden Star 


14 


61 Granite 


13 


22 Grenville 


12 


69 Grimsby 


7 


40 Guelph 


4 


234 Halton 


4 


175 The Hamilton 


5 


41 Harris 


3 


63 Havelock 


6 


252 Hiawatha 


2 


2 The Hiram 


5 


184 Hugh Murray 


7 


246 Humber 


8A 


30 Huron 


6 


168 Ionic, Campbellford 


10 


83 Ionic, Orangeville 


4 


224 Keystone, Hamilton 


5 


72 Keystone, Stirling 


11 


35 Keystone, Whitby 


10 


167 Kichikewana 


9 



No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. 

212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 8A 
55 Niagara 7 

247 Nilestown 2 

213 Northern Lights 16 
233 Oakwood 8A 

77 Occident 8A 

79 Orient 8 

222 Ottawa 13 

18 Oxford 3 

249 Palestine, Bowmanville 10 
54 Palestine, St. Thomas 2 

195 Peel 8A 

28 Pentalpha 10 

230 Port Credit 8A 

144 Presqu'ile 11 
245 Preston 4 

31 Prince Edward 11 

218 Prince Edward, Shelburne 4 
71 Prince of Wales, Essex 1 

226 Prince of Wales, Perth 13 
259 Quetico 14 

227 Quinte Friendship 11 
253 Regal 3 
217 St. Alban's 8 
238 The St. Andrew 2 

4 St. Andrew & St. John 8 

75 St. Clair, Milton 5 

231 St. Clair, Toronto 8A 
133 St. Francis 13 

5 St. George's 2 
46 St. James 6 
48 St. John's, Cobourg 10 

6 St. John's, Hamilton 5 
3 St. John's, London 2 

112 St. John's, Morrisburg 12 

103 St. John's, North Bay 15 

148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill 13 

26 St. Mark's 11 

145 St. Patrick 8 
242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 2 
263 The Scarborough 8 
261 Seguin 9 
138 Shekinah 8A 

82 Shuniah 14 

34 Signet 9 

240 Smithville 7 
153 Sombra 1 
135 Succoth 8 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 12 

24 Tecumseh 6 

169 Temiskaming 16 

250 Thomas Peters 1 
255 Tillsonburg 3 

91 Toronto-Antiquity 8A 

95 Tuscan 15 

258 Tyrian 8 

219 Ulster 8A 

241 University 8 



119 King Cyrus, Leamington 1 

232 King Cyrus, Toronto 8A 

134 King Darius 10 

262 King David 5 

57 King Hiram 7 

8 King Solomon's 8 

251 Kirkland 16 

117 Kitchener 4 

210 Kitchener, Russell 13 

151 Laurentian 13 

220 Lebanon, Etobicoke 8A 

84 Lebanon, Wingham 6 

132 Leeds 12 

150 London 2 

147 Lucknow 6 

88 MacNabb 1 

29 McCallum 7 

243 McKay 5 

161 Madoc 11 

66 The Malloch 6 

68 Maitland 12 

27 Manitou 9 

116 Maple 13 

94 Midland 10 

215 Mimico 8A 

78 Minnewawa 2 

7 The Moria 11 

20 Mount Horeb 3 

19 Mount Moriah 7 

76 Mount Nebo 7 

44 Mount Sinai, Napanee 11 



37 Victoria, Port Hope 


10 


15 Wawanosh 


205 Victoria, Thornhill 


8 


47 Wellington 


214 Vimy 


2 


104 White Oak 


110 Warkworth 


10 


64 Willson 


32 Waterloo 


4 


62 York 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 75 

No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. 

2 
1 
5 

7 
8 

REPORTS ON WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

1971-1972 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Com- 
panions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee on Warrants and Dispensations beg leave to report 
that there were no requests during the past year. We do sincerely hope 
that the services of this committee will be utilized in the near future, as 
I am certain that this group of Royal Arch Masons are ready and willing 
to serve at all times. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

RT. EX. COMP. DONALD ATTRIDGE, 

RT. EX. COMP. WILLIAM H. CHEETHAM, 

RT. EX. COMP. LESLIE C. EWENER, 

RT. EX. COMP. WILLIAM H. SPROULE, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS 

The report for the year closing cannot really be very different to 
last year's report, in that we are still hampered by the lack of funds 
necessary to do what I think needs to be done in the field of public 
relations. I have endeavoured, wherever possible, to encourage the use 
of local media by Chapters throughout the jurisdiction in publicizing 
their events, and thereby creating more interest in the Royal Craft 
among members of other Masonic Bodies as well as the general public. 

There has been an encouraging increase in local publicity, and while 
I receive only a small percentage of such clippings, illustrating these 
publicized events, I have reason to believe, from seeing photographers 
and reporters at events that I have attended, that there has been such 
an encouraging increase. In one instance, a member of the Ontario 
Cabinet was good enough to send me a clipping from the local paper 
with a picture of a Grand Chapter visit to his area, and a good-natured 
scolding for not saying Hello to him while I was in the district. The 
fact that he noticed this event and took the time to send the clipping to 
me was appreciated because it illustrated the wide publicity given to 
that particular event. 

I urge all Chapters everywhere to extend this practice of seeking 
local publicity and especially request the assistance of Grand Superin- 
tendents and other Grand Chapter Officers to encourage the Chapters 



76 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

in so doing. 

More publicity for the Chapters' events, followed by more interest 
among Craft Masons, ought to be one way of increasing our member- 
ship. More members in the community means a better community. The 
importance therefore of assuring this objective cannot be overempha- 
sized. 

I recommend that direction be given to make provision in next 
budget for Public Relations. 

W. S. THOMSON 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. H. Sproule, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 
of Grand Chapter. 

Most Excellent Sirs and Companions: 

It is a distinct pleasure again to have the privilege of reporting 
that your Committee on Grievances and Appeals has no cases of such 
brought to our attention, so it is considered that peace, harmony and 
happiness prevail throughout our Grand Jurisdiction and in these 
troubled and upset times, this should be thought of as an auspicious 
happening. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH, Chairman. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions, 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Grand Z. and Companions: 

Your Committee on Benevolence has considered the Applications for 
Benevolence submitted by the various Chapters and we recommend that 
Grants be authorized from the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund, 
to the following, for the present Grand Chapter year: 

Chapter Grant in Favor of Amount 

5 Widow of M. Ex. Comp. E. S $ 300.00 

8 Widow of Companion J. L 300.00 

102 Companion M. S. D 450.00 

212 Widow of Companion L. D 300.00 

252 Wife of Comp. E. J. M 300.00 

$1,650.00 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 77 

We further recommend that an amount of $800.00 be provided for 
Interim Relief, if it is needed before the next Annual Convocation of 
Grand Chapter. 

The attention of all Chapters is directed to the 'Rules respecting 
Grants for Benevolence' as set forth in our Constitution. One of the 
basic Masonic Principles is the dispensing of Relief and Assistance in 
the case of need. The First Principal of every Chapter is charged with 
the responsibility of seeing that the requirements of the Constitution are 
adhered to, including the necessity of seeing that a new Application 
each year is in the hands of the Grand Scribe E. not later than January 

3ist. ! ij^ii 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

RT. EX. COMP. M. A. SEARLE, P.G.Z., 

RT. EX. COMP. B. H. SMITH, P.G.Z., 

RT. EX. COMP. F. C. ACKERT, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Ackert, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND Z/s ADDRESS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee has carefully studied the address of the Grand First 
Principal, Most Excellent Comp. Welham, and herewith submits its 
conclusions and opinions. 

We share with him his welcome to all present at this the One 
Hundred and Fourteenth Annual Convocation of our Grand Chapter. 

We likewise join with him in his re-affirmation of loyalty and sup- 
port on behalf of this Grand Chapter to our Grand Master, Most Wor. 
Bro. and Comp. William K. Bailey, and also voice our gratitude to him 
for the outstanding and many valuable contributions he has made and 
is making to Grand Lodge and other facets of the great Masonic family. 
We concur most heartedly in his recommendation to our Grand Master 
be granted the rank of Past Z. of King Cyrus Chapter. 

We likewise join with the Grand Z. in his welcome to our Dis- 
tinguished Guests from other Grand Jurisdictions and other heads of 
Masonic Bodies. 

We tender our congratulations to those Chapters which have cele- 
brated 100 years in our Grand Chapter; likewise those which have at- 
tained one half a century. 

We have observed the long list of visitations recorded by our Grand 
Z. Without dwelling at length thereon, it would seem to your Commit- 
tee that many could be classified as non-essential. Although we admit 
freely that the Grand Z. has established a record in the field of visita- 
tions and one which future Grand Z.'s will not equal or should they be 
expected to do so, particularly for instance the incoming Grand Z. who 
has a busy and demanding law practice which all will agree must be his 



78 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

first consideration. The present Grand Z. is to be congratulated on the 
time he devoted to visitations by reason that he retired from business 
activities within a few months of taking office. 

Your Committee has noted with pride and pleasure the large num- 
ber of Fifty Year Royal Arch Mason Jewels which have been presented 
during the past year. We tender our thanks to these devoted and dedi- 
cated R.A.M.'s to whom this Grand Chapter owes such a deep debt of 
gratitude. This likewise applies to those Past Principals who have 
received their Twenty-five Past Principals Jewels, and very special 
reference to Companion Henry Neeland of Fort William Chapter No. 140 
who received recognition for his Sixty Years of Service to the Royal 
Craft. 

The dispensations granted are contitutionally in order and are con- 
curred in. The appointments of Grand Representatives have been noted 
and we congratulate the Grand Z. on his choices. 

We join with the Grand Z. in his messages of thanks and apprecia- 
tion to all those Royal Arch Committees which have rendered dedicated 
service during the past year. 

Your Committee is deeply concerned with the ruling the Grand Z. 
gives in the matter of demitted members of Craft Lodges retaining 
membership in a Royal Arch Chapter. His interpretation, we believe, 
is not consistent with the Grand Chapter Constitution or within the board 
principles of Masonic brotherhood. The Grand Z. bases his ruling on 
his interpretation of, and we quote, "It was ruled in 1933 (Page 6 of 
Rulings in Constitution) that a demitted Mason is not eligible for mem- 
bership in the Royal Craft. The Grand Z. interprets this to mean that 
such demitted member cannot join nor remain a member of the Royal 
Craft unless he has affiliated with another Craft Lodge. 

This Committee does not agree with this interpretation although 
it wished to make it crystal clear that it is in agreement that a demitted 
Craft Mason cannot make application to join a Royal Arch Chapter, but 
the ruling to which the Grand Z. refers was never meant to deprive a 
Companion of membership in a Chapter if at any time he found that he 
had to take a demit, and we mean a clear demit, from his Craft Lodge. 
Your Committee submits that its opinion is a sound and proper one, 
because it can find no evidence to establish that any other action was 
taken to deprive such a Companion from membership in a Chapter since 
the ruling was given in 1933, nearly forty years ago. 

We can find nothing in our Constitution to prove that a demitted 
Craft Mason cannot retain his membership in Royal Arch. Yes, the 
Constitution states that an expelled or suspended Craft Mason, who is 
a Companion in a Chapter, is automatically expelled or suspended from 
the Royal Arch but nowhere in our Constitution can you find such a 
penalty to a demitted Craft Mason. 

Indeed, we find in the same Section referred to by the Grand Z., 
but on Page 7, the following ruling and I quote: 

"A demitted Craft Mason cannot be installed as Z. of his Chapter 
(1950)." 

Surely this supports the opinion presented by this Committee that 
a Demitted Craft Mason can retain his membership in his Chapter not- 
withstanding he cannot assume the office of First Principal. 

There is one other important point which we suggest should be 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 79 

carefully considered in this issue. 

Many of our Companions are required to retire at age sixty-five or 
even less and it must be admitted that in most, or even all, their income 
is drastically reduced. They must of course determine where they can 
reduce financial outlay. We know from experience that many of our 
Companions are not active or regular attenders at Craft Lodge but do 
find Masonic fellowship and interest at Chapter level, and indeed many 
of these Companions make valuable contributions on Committees and 
other Chapter activities. Therefore these Companions surely cannot be 
faulted for deciding to lessen their financial expenses by asking for a 
clear demit from the Craft Lodge, bearing in mind that dues in a Lodge 
are invariably much higher than the Chapter. 

Your Committee is unable to conceive that Grand Chapter would 
want to deprive these worthy Companions of what may be their only 
Masonic home, namely a Royal Arch Chapter. 

May we also direct attention to the Grand Z.'s reference to a loss of 
membership again this year, and yet it is proposed to take an action 
which cannot but help further reduce membership if approved by this 
Grand Chapter. 

[Reference] 

This Committee therefore recommends to Grand Chapter that the 
ruling proposed by the Grand Z. be not approved, but that the whole 
matter be referred to the Chapters for open discussion and the opinions 
arrived at be forwarded to the Committee on Review of the Constitution 
for clarification and report at the 1973 Grand Chapter Convocation. 

In conclusion, My Companions, the Committee desires to convey its 
most sincere congratulations to our incoming Grand Principal and his 
Officers, and assure him and them of our co-operation and whatever 
assistance he may require of us in the discharge of the duties of his 
high and important office. 

May we exhort all Companions within the Jurisdiction not to rest on 
the laurels of the past, but look to a beckoning future remembering that 
nothing retards progress quite so much as contentment and compla- 
cency. Thus, as we go our separate ways, let us leave with a firm 
conviction that seeking the guidance of the Great Jehovah we will rededi- 
cate ourselves to those great principles and tenets upon which this noble 
institution has withstood the vicissitudes of time and season, and re- 
solve to make a more impressive and individual contribution in every 
phase of our activities, Masonic or otherwise, so that our priceless 
heritage in an improved state may be transmitted to the Companions 
of tomorrow. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

M. EX. COMP, MAURICE A. SEARLE, Chairman. 

M. EX. COMP. C. W. EMMETT, 

M. EX. COMP. FRASER HAY, M.D., 

M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH, 

M. EX. COMP. JAMES E. GIRVEN, 

M. EX. COMP. HAROLD SHANNON. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle, and seconded by M. Ex. 
Comp. C. W. Emmett, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 



80 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT OF THE ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Your Archives Committee appreciates the energy, enthusiasm and 
resourcefulness shown by the previous Committees. But they were 
hampered in their activities for the same reasons that your present 
Committee was stalled. 

To restore and preserve the valuable records in the Grand Chapter 
office there must be an allowance in the budget that is available for the 
Archives Committee to achieve their objective — which is to make 
these records more useful to the Grand Chapter and its constituent 
Chapters. Briefly, it costs money to make physical changes in the 
Archives. 

Since the last Convocation, funds were not set aside for this expense. 
Therefore, there has only been limited progress in the Archives Depart- 
ment. 

To maintain records for the future, may the Archives Committee 
suggest at least three steps that would improve the needed situation. 

(a) Action on the previous comprehensive studies of Grand Chapter 
records to preserve them for future usefulness. 

(b) A fire proof storage compartment to be obtained for the safety 
of records that are presently kept in wooden cupboards. 

(c) A financial amount to be set aside in the budget for this expense 
in the Archives. 

This report of the Archives Committee is respectfully submitted to 
the Grand Chapter for their approval. 

The Archives Committee is: 

R. EX. COMP. FRED C. CONLEY, 

R. EX. COMP. HAROLD INCE, 

V. EX. COMP. EDGAR C. SHUNK, Chairman. 

Moved by V. Ex. Comp. E. C. Shunk and seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
F. C. Conley that the Report of the Archives Committee be received and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDY OF (THE WORK) 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

During the past year, your Committee have been active in studying 
the degrees of MARK MASTER MASONS and MOST EXCELLENT 
MASTER. 

Your Committee have now advanced in their work to the point where 
they have recently had the two degrees in question completely re-written. 

After a final check, we propose shortly after Grand Chapter, to 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 81 

submit this work to the members of the advisory committee for their 
observations. 

It is the desire of the Committee, if humanly possible, to have the 
work of reviewing the three degrees completed by next fall, in order 
that we may present for approval and adoption the work of the Com- 
mittee, at the next convocation of Grand Chapter. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. GEO. E. TURNER, M.D., 

R. EX. COMP. MAARTEN VAN WAMELEN, 

R. EX. COMP. JAMES TURNBULL, 

V. EX. COMP. LANCE MORRISON, 

EX. COMP. WILLIAM PRENTICE, 

M. EX. COMP. CHAS. W. EMMETT, Chairman. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

CAPITULAR REVIEW 

ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF OTHER GRAND 

CHAPTERS 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Com- 
panions of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It has been my privilege once again to have read and studied over 
the last few months some 48 copies of proceedings of other Grand 
jurisdictions which we share and exchange fraternal correspondence and 
we have found them to be, as before, most interesting and enlightening. 

Interesting because they afford us the opportunity to learn of the 
undertakings and objectives they have begun and also the success or 
failure which they have achieved in some of the projects that have 
been underway over a period of years. 

Enlightening from the point of view of how they have tried to in- 
crease membership, create interest and enthusiasm and many other 
ideas which they feel could help to hold and maintain, yes, and even 
raise Royal Arch Masonry to an even higher plane than it is held today. 

There certainly is not time nor space today to begin even in a 
small way to report all the worthwhile and valuable material that they 
contain, so in our reports we have undertaken to write what to us was 
of interest and possible value in so far as Capitular Masonry is con- 
cerned in our jurisdiction. 

However we would like to mention one or two items which we feel 
is typical to Capitular Masonry here in our jurisdiction. 

In several proceedings we found it reported that the same old mem- 
bers were carrying the load in the individual Chapters, a practise which 
they say is not good and very essential that it be corrected. 



82 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

In one of the proceedings, upon opening the front cover your atten- 
tion is drawn to a heading in heavy black type which reads and I quote, 
"Proceedings to be read by every Chapter officer". It goes on to say 
believing that through a thorough understanding of the operation of the 
Grand Chapter each officer of a Constituent chapter will be better 
enabled to conduct the affairs of his own chapter, and it is ordered that 
each Chapter officer shall read the entire Grand Chapter proceedings 
each year, and to certify to his reading by signing the inside cover page 
of the Proceeding, and that every Grand Officer, at each chapter visita- 
tion, shall check regarding the completion of this reading, and include 
the results in his report to the Grand High Priest. 

Many of the smaller Grand Chapters hold their Annual Convocation 
in Masonic Temples within their jurisdiction and one of the constituent 
chapters plays the roll of the host and assists in a large degree in the 
arrangements for the convocation which takes place. This is usually 
due to the economics which is involved. 

There are other Grand Chapters, and again generally the smaller 
ones, which meet on a quarterly basis, usually meeting on an evening or 
a Saturday. 

It is almost impossible not to read somewhere in the proceedings 
of most of the American Grand Chapter the mention of the General 
Grand Chapter, which most of the Grand Chapters of United States are 
a member of this body. 

Companions, as we have mentioned earlier, these are but a few 
items which we have read from the many proceedings. 

In closing, I would like to read a four line poem which was written 
in one of the proceedings, and to me says it all. 

Each is given a pack of tools 

A Shapeless mass, a book of rules 

And each must make, ere life has flown 

A stumbling block or a stepping stone. 

Most Excellent Sir, I would move that this report be received and 
adopted, R. Ex. Comp. H. Foote, Grand Reviewer, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp W. S. Thomson, Grand J. 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS BURSARY 

COMMITTEE REPORT, 1971-1972 

To the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the. Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Your Bursary Committee is pleased to report on its activities for 
the past year. We are happy to acknowledge more active participation 
by the Chapters and our Companions. It is most gratifying that more 
Chapters than ever before now have active Bursary Committees. These 
Chapter Bursary Committees are headed by conscientious Companions 
who are determined in their endeavours to maintain a high level of 
bursary interest among the Members. 

Our special thanks goes to the Grand Superintendents of all the 
Districts who generated such fine support for the Bursary by the 
appointment of District Bursary Chairmen and the fine calibre of those 
appointments. Through the Grand Superintendents and the District 
Bursary Chairmen interim reports of the Bursary activities have been 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 83 

passed on to the Chapters. Keeping the Chapters and our Companions 
informed has resulted in a broader understanding of the Bursary require- 
ments and a greater response by the Chapters and our Companions. 

All of us recall the latest Ontario government budget, especially in 
those instances where we were personally affected. In the search for 
increased income the tuition fees to the universities and colleges were 
raised. It will not take much for us to realize that these increased costs 
will create additional hardships for many students. We can therefore 
expect a greater need of our assistance in the ensuing year. 

In the past year we have received 33 applications from students who 
are dependants of our Companions or Royal Arch Masons themselves. 
Included in these applications were requests for assistance from four 
students whose fathers are deceased. 

There were also numerous enquiries from non-Masonic sources. 

The Committee dealt with each application on its own merits, 
having regard for the information supplied to us by the respective 
Chapter and the student awards officer of the school. It is important 
to our Committee that we be informed of any other assistance the 
student may be receiving so as not to nullify or cause the withdrawal of 
Government assistance. 

Therefore, with every award that is made, we include the following 
instruction to the institution: — "This award is subject to the provision 
that should the student receive assistance from any other source the 
awards officer is instructed to return to us any amount over $150.00." 
This safeguard has been effective in preventing the duplication of 
awards. 

On the basis of the information supplied to us we were able to 
make 28 awards. These awards are representative of 22 Chapters and 
are divided among 14 universities and colleges . Of the awards made 
3 were returned to us because the student either withdrew or did not 
register. Five applicants did not qualify for our assistance. We 
therefore had a net of 25 awards for a total of $6,915.00. Each of 
the awards were paid into the school and transferred to the student by 
the awards officer. 

We have received many letters of acknowledgment from the students 
as well as commendation from the schools for our interest in these 
students. 

We quote from one letter only sent to us by a student: — "I was 
informed today by the student awards officer of my award by the 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons. Thank you very much for your 
generosity and understanding. I only hope my grades will prove 
satisfactory to you. 

My father, when he was alive, often told me how the Masonic 
Order took care of each other and their dependants. Since his death in 
1967 his words have proven true. The Masons were the first people to 
come to our assistance upon hearing of my father's death. These men 
have looked after our welfare all these years and we often wonder what 
we would have done without them. I can assure you that my mother, 
brothers and sisters all hold the Masonic Order in high esteem. These 
many acts of kindness will never be forgotten. The Masons still continue 
to aid us in legal and financial advice and their help is much appreciated. 
Thank you sir, for your kind bursary." 



84 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Since the formation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Bur- 
sary Committee we have assisted 84 students for a total of $26,650.00. 
By coincidence this is evenly divided among 42 males and 42 females. 

Many Chapters requested speakers on the subject of Bursary and 
our Committee was happy to oblige. An invitation was accepted from 
Niagara District No. 7 to attend a District Bursary Meeting in Dunn- 
ville. McCallum Chapter was the host. Most Excellent Companion 
Maurice Searle and your chairman were pleased to attend and give the 
Companions a first-hand report on the Bursary Committee and the pro- 
cessing procedures. 

A request for a speaker was received from the Principals Associa- 
tion of Ottawa District No. 13. Very Excellent Companion Dr. John 
Brown represented the Bursary Committee and spoke to a well attended 
meeting of Past and ruling Principals and Companions of the District. 

Your chairman was also privileged to speak to King Solomon 
Chapter No. 8, Keystone Chapter No. 35, St. Paul's Chapter No. 65, 
Amabel Chapter No. 131 and Peel Chapter No. 195. 

The Grand Chapter Bursary Committee reiterates that it will be 
happy to co-operate with all Districts and Chapters in arranging for 
speakers to attend specific meetings where bursary is on the programme. 

The Committee commends the Grand Superintendents of each Dis- 
trict for their strong support of the Bursary programme. We are 
particularly appreciative of their selection and appointment of District 
Bursary Chairmen. The chairmen have instituted their own efficient 
programme for keeping the bursary message in front of the Chapters. 

The following reports were received from these District Bursary 
Chairmen: 

Wilson District No. 3 Bursary chairman, Ex. Companion Fred D. 
Gillies, reported that the cause of the Bursary Fund was promoted in 
all Chapters during the past year. The Chapters have supported the 
fund to the best of their ability. 

Ex. Comp. Robert Philips, Bursary Chairman, Niagara District No. 
7 accompanied Rt. Excellent Companion Dewar on his official visits and 
sent bursary letters to all Chapters. 

Ex. Comp. Joe Bell, Bursary Chairman Toronto East District No. 8, 
has written to all Chapters outlining various phases of bursary and how 
well funds allocated to the students are received and acknowledged. 

District Bursary Chairman for Toronto West District 8A, Ex: Comp. 
Everett Bluestein, has been in correspondence with the Chapters in his 
District advising them of the goals of the Committee. 

Ex. Comp. Andrew Rankine, Bursary Chairman, Ontario District No. 
10 reports that he has attended at all Chapters in his District together 
with the Grand Superintendent, Rt. Excellent Companion David Mc- 
Keag. 

Bursary Chairman, Rt. Ex. Comp. Ralph Bell, reported for Prince 
Edward District No. 11. He indicates that most Companions appreciate 
the work of the Bursary Committee. Also that 75% of the Chapters in 
the District have this year supported the Bursary Fund. 

St. Lawrence District No. 12, under the chairmanship of Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Robert Seymour has, once again, maintained the high level of 



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support among its Chapters. A strong Committee has been established 
in the persons of V. Ex. Comp. Gordon Willis, Kingston; Ex. Comp. 
Orville Francis Belleville, and Comp. Byron Gordon, Cornwall. All these 
distinguished Masons are giving exemplary leadership. , 

This report would not be complete without reference to the many 
Bursary Chapter Chairmen who carried out their duties with ingenuity 
and zeal. Their efforts are reflected in the increased interest and results 
shown by the Chapters. 

Your chairman takes this opportunity to express his personal thanks 
to all the appointed members of the Grand Chapter Bursary Committee 
for their assistance and advice. 

Your Chairman extends a special thanks to the ex-officio members 
of the Bursary Committee, Most Excellent Companions John Burden, 
John House, Maurice Searle the founding chairman, Charles Emmett and 
Fred Welham. These Most Excellent Companions were available for 
consultation at all times. 

We thank the Grand Scribe E., Rt. Excellent Companion Fred Con- 
ley for his co-operation throughout the year. 

At the close of this convocation V. Excellent Companion Dr. John 
Brown will have completed his five year term as an appointed member 
of this committee. The entire committee joins me in thanking him for 
his marked contribution to the success of this programme. We are 
fortunate that he will remain on the committee in an ex-officio capacity. 

This committee recommends the appointment of Ex. Comp. Andrew 
Rankine to this Grand Chapter Bursary Committee. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

J. M. BURDEN, 

J. L. HOUSE, 

M. A. SEARLE, 

C. E. EMMETT, 

Ex-Officio Members 

J. R. BROWN, D.S.C., (London) 

J. HESSEY, 

E. SHUNK, 

C. MEUNIER, 

A. WEISMAN, Chairman. 

Appointed Members 

Moved by V. Excellent Companion Aube Weisman, seconded by V. 
Ex. Companion Dr. John Brown, that this report be received and 
adopted by Grand Chapter. 

Contributions were received from the following Chapters in 1971: 
The Hiram No. 2, St. Georges No. 5, St. John's No. 6, The Moira No. 7, 
King Solomon No. 8, Wawanosh No. 15, Oxford No. 18, Mt. Moriah No. 
19, Ezra No. 23, Tecumseh No. 24, St. Marks No. 26, Pentalpha No. 28, 
Prince Edward No. 31, Waterloo No. 32, Signet No. 34, Keystone No. 35, 
Corinthian No. 36, Harris No. 41, Mt. Sinai No. 44, Palestine No. 54, 
Georgian No. 56, Granite No. 61, Willson No. 64, The Malloch No. 66, 
Enterprise No. 67, Grimsby No. 69, St. Clair No. 75, Mt. Nebo No. 76, 
Minnewaw No. 78, Orient No. 79, Ark, No. 80, Aylmer No. 81, Shuniah 
No. 82, Midland No. 94, Tuscan No. 95, Algonquin No. 102, White Oak 
No. 104, Covenant No. 113, Maple No. 116, Kitchener No. 117, King 
Cyrus No. 119, Amabel No. 131, St. Francis No. 133, Succoth No. 135, 



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Shekinah No. 138, Fort William No. 140, Presquille No. 144, Bernard 
No. 140, Atwood No. 149, Alberton No. 152, Ancaster No. 155, Kichike- 
wana No. 167, Ionic No. 168, The Hamilton No. 175, Peel No. 195, Cou- 
chiching No. 198, Victoria No.. 205, Mt. Sinai No. 212, Vimy No. 214, 
Mimico No. 215, St. Albans No. 217, Prince Edward No. 218, Lebanon 
No. 220, Ottawa No. 222, Abitibi No. 223, Beaver No. 225, Quinte- 
Friendship No. 227, The St Andrew No. 238, University No. 241, St. 
Paul's No. 242, McKay No. 243, Nilestown No. 247, Thomas Peters No. 
250, Hiawatha No. 252, Golden Star No. 254, Espanola No. 257, Tyrian 
No. 258, Quetico No. 259, Seguin No. 261, King David No. 262, The 
Scarborough No. 263. 

The above constituted 81 Chapters who have subscribed to the 
Bursary Fund this past year. 

The following have also contributed to the Bursary Fund: Adoniram 
Council No. 2, Ruling Principals District No. 8, Principals Association 
Districts Nos. 8 and 8A, Harington Conclave No. 16. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON DISTINGUISHED 

SERVICE AWARDS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

Dear Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

In all spheres of life today one must win recognition by accomp- 
lishment. 

The coveted Distinguished Service Award is awarded to Royal Arch 
Masons who have distinguished themselves in the service of Royal Arch 
Masonry over the years. It is a great honour to receive such an award 
because of the exacting requirements of this award. 

This past year it has been the privilege of your Committee on Dis- 
tinguished Service Awards to review several applications submitted. 

Your Committee is pleased to report that after careful review the 
following applications were favourably considered and your Committee 
was unanimous in their decision that the following Companions receive 
the award. 

Companion Robert Henry Gamble, Prince of Wales Chapter No. 226 
Perth, Ontario. 

Companion Michael Mitchell, Mount Sinai Chapter No. 212, Toronto, 
Ontario. 

Companion Peter Bissett, Huron Chapter No. 30, Goderich, Ontario 

Most Excellent Sir, your Committee wishes to express their appre- 
ciation to you for the confidence you have placed in them and to thank 
you for the privilege of serving Grand Chapter in this important capacity. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

MOST EXCELLENT COMPANION, A. G. N. BRADSHAW, 
MOST EXCELLENT COMPANION CHARLES W. EMMETT, 
MOST EXCELLENT COMPANION FRASER HAY, M.D., Chairman 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 87 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. F. Hay, M.D., and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT ON MASONIC EDUCATION AND 

INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companion, 

It is a distinct honour to submit a report on behalf of this important 
Committee. 

When in April, 1971 you called on me to take over the Chairmanship 
of this Committee, after the sudden death of M. Ex. Comp. Stanley 
Portch, it was with apprehension that I accepted this office, fully 
realizing the responsibility of this Chairmanship, which was so capably 
filled by my predecessor. 

We have enedavoured during our term of office, to continue the 
programme initiated by M. Ex. Comp. Stanley Portch, by holding 
seminars in the Districts of our jurisdiction, in conjunction with the 
Ruling Grand Superintendents and the various District Chairmen on 
Masonic Education and Instruction. 

The theme: "Better Royal Arch Masons Through Better Leadership", 
was one of building blocks for these seminars, and therefore the pro- 
gramme was prepared to suit in particular the needs of the First 
Principal, his Council and the Officers of Chapters. 

In order to reach as many Companions at one time, it was decided 
to conduct these meetings on Saturday mornings or afternoons at loca- 
tions as central as possible in each District. 

Wherever this was not possible, some District meetings had to be 
combined. 

The main topics covered were: Leadership, How to Conduct Meetings, 
How to Overcome Difficulties, followed by a Question and Answer 
period. 

The meetings were held in an informal manner, in order to en- 
courage a full participation by those who attended. 

Eleven meetings, each of approximately three hours duration, were 
held as follows: 

May 15, 1971— District 8, Toronto. 

October 16, 1971— District 8A, Toronto. 

October 30, 1971— District 10, Peterborough. 

November 13, 1971— Districts 2 and 3, Lambeth. 

November 27, 1971 — District 1, Blenheim. 

February 5, 1972 — Districts 5, 3 and 4, Stoney Creek. 

February 19, 1972— District 7, Welland. 

March 18, 1972— District 6, Stratford. 

March 25, 1972— District 12, Brockville. 



88 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

April 1, 1972— Districts 9 and 4, Barrie. 
April 15, 1972— District 11, Belleville. 

with another meeting scheduled for May 13, 1972, at Sudbury for Distirct 
No. 15. 

At the time of reporting, a total of 378 Companions had attended 
these Seminars, representing 90 Chapters out of a total of 129. 

62 First Principals, 34 Second Principals, 40 Third Principals, par- 
ticipated together with 79 other Officers, 36 Companions and 127 Past 
Principals. 

Your Committee believes that the material presented was well 
received; several inquiries were made later by Officers for additional 
educational information, and from the questions submitted it is evident 
that most of those who attended are genuinely interested and ready to 
support their own Chapters for the betterment of the Royal Craft. 

The detailed attendance record on these Seminars, however, shows a 
lack of attendance by practically all Junior, as well as some Senior 
Officers, and as the Chairman of this Committee, I would be negligent 
in my duties if I did not report the grave concern we have for the 
apparent apathy that is being displayed by these officers. 

In this critical period of fast changing times, with a steadily 
increasing erosion of proper moral and civic duties, it is doubly important 
that those who soon will assume positions of responsibility in their 
Chapters should alert themselves to the responsibility of the office, 
and strive to be fully cognizant of the privilege they have been offered 
of serving their Companions and to set an example to all Mankind. 

We also regret to report that from information received, it appears 
that one District in our jurisdiction shows a rather negative attitude 
towards the work of your Committee. 

In addition to the task of conducting these Seminars, the Committee 
prepared statistical data on membership, death, demits, suspensions, 
candidates, etc., of each District, covering a period from 1945 to and 
including 1970. 

This report was presented to you in January, 1972, and also served 
the Committee well at the Seminars. 

The preparation of this data enabled us to show factually that each 
District shows the same trends, and also reveals that the decline in total 
District membership is not caused by deaths, as is generally surmised, 
but mainly by a steady decrease in the number of candidates, aggravated 
by an increase in demits and suspensions. 

The information gathered by us through our contact with the Dis- 
tricts leads us to believe that this trend can be reversed by reactivating 
the basic ingredients for a prosperous, well functioning organization, 
namely Proper Leadership, Courage, Enthusiasm and Participation, 
blended with the Masonic duties, so well represented symbolically by the 
tools of our Art. 

On an individual basis, some of the Members of the Committee had 
the privilege to address, on several occasions, the Companions of a 
Chapter or the Brethren on "Master Masons Nights", which has been an 
inspiration and challenge to us all. 

Just prior to this Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter, your Com- 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 89 

mittee reviewed the "Manual of Instruction for District Grand Superin- 
tendents", and without changing its contents, indexed this important 
material for a better understanding by those who are elected to this 
important office. 

In conclusion, Most Excellent Sir, I would be remiss if I did not 
express my profound thanks and appreciation to those who assisted me 
during the year, in particular to the Members of the Committee, who 
spared no effort nor time in preparing the material needed and assisted 
me in the presentation of the papers at our Seminars, and other functions 
performed by the Committee. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

GORDON T. FERGUSON, 

HAROLD FOOTE, 

ED MARSHALL, 

CLIFFORD E. RlICH, 

MAARTEN A. VAN WAMELEN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. M. van Wamelen, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDITIONS OF 

CAPITULAR MASONRY 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee on Capitular Masonry has carefully reviewed the 
excellent reports of the Grand Superintendents, and with the kind 
assistance of the Grand Scribe E., now wish to present our report. 

The surveys of the year's work by the Grand Superintendents all 
reflect optimism and satisfaction with the progress being made by Capi- 
tular Masonry in the various Districts. Advances have been General. 
Peace and harmony abound, the work of the officers of all the Chapters 
is reported to be of a high order, and the warm feeling of fellowship 
continues to exist. 

The reports of the Grand Superintendents give an excellent review 
of the activities of the different Districts and present a broad and com- 
prehensive picture of the work of Capitular Masonry throughout the 
Grand Jurisdiction. The Grand Superintendents are to be congratulated 
on the interest shown in their visits to the various Chapters. They 
have represented our beloved Grand First Principal very well and have 
upheld the dignity of their office most commendably. 

Once again there has been a decrease in membership and your 
Committee wishes to show alarm at the number of suspensions and 
withdrawals. We would humbly like to suggest that each Chapter set up 
a Committee to contact, examine and interview, where possible, every 
member who is about to be suspended or who applies for a demit, and 
endeavour to find out the reason. Your Committee feels that unless 
some active method is taken to arrest this deterioration in membership 



90 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

we could be faced with a real problem in the future. 

Another suggestion presented which we feel is worthy of considera- 
tion is that in our effort to assimilate new members, we must make sure 
that they find a sphere of activity within the Chapter and not become 
lost in an aggregation of strangers. Your Committee is well aware of 
what happens when Chapters become too impersonal, when the work 
intended for many is restricted to a few and when the time and talents 
of so many of our Companions are not utilized fully. 

Your Committee notes with wonder and amazement the many visits 
made by Most Excellent Comp. Fred W. D. Welham, the Grand First 
Principal, and congratulate him on the tremendous contribution he has 
made to Royal Arch Masonry. We join with all the Companions in 
giving thanks to the Most High for the gift of health and wisdom to 
our Grand First Principal and pray that He will give him many more 
years to contribute to our beloved Order. The leadership which he has 
given our Order will long be remembered by ail the Companions. 

We note from the reports that many of the Districts have held 
instruction meetings which have been well organized and well attended. 
Sincere thanks must be conveyed to Rt. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen 
for his great efforts on behalf of Masonic Education and Instruction. 
Your Committee feels that this is a very important phase of Masonry 
and congratulates the above mentioned Committee. 

We note the number of 50 year jewels and also 25 year Past 
Principal jewels that were awarded this year and wish to congratulate 
the recipients for their loyalty and contribution to Capitular Masonry. 
We wish them many years of health and continued involvement in our 
Fraternity, which we feel will benefit greatly from their vast experience. 

We note the dedication of the new Chapter room at Blenheim which 
was attended by the Grand First Principal and many Past and Present 
Grand Chapter officers, along with many Companions. We note also 
the number of 50 year and 100 year celebrations which again were 
attended by many of our Grand Chapter Companions. 

One of the greatest objects of Capitular Masonry is to make better 
men, better citizens, better husbands and fathers and better Freemasons. 
The question has been asked if Capitular Masonry is doing everything 
it should to stimulate these qualities in its membership so that in civic 
and national affairs the contribution of each individual member will be 
such as to bring honour to himself, to Royal Arch Masonry and promote 
integrity and spiritual leadership in the nation's life. 

There is a restlessness in world affairs from the conflict of opposing 
idealogies, between which there does not seem to be any real prospect 
of amiable adjustment. In certain matters, including the religious and 
the spiritual, as well as the material, there are convictions which cannot 
be yielded in the face of pressure from without. The danger of our way 
of life lies in the people's lack of knowledge and faith in the great and 
proven verities from which we derive our heritage. Capitular Masonry 
must continue to teach men by reminding them of the great moral and 
spiritual forces which govern and control this universe whose Creator 
and Builder is GOD and we must demonstrate to the world at large our 
appreciation of the many blessings bestowed upon us by the G.A.O.T.U. 

Your Committee expresses its thanks and appreciation to the Grand 
Chapter office and to Rt. Ex. Comp. Conley for the ever-ready assistance 
and efficient manner in which his duty has been carried out. 



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In conclusion, your Committee makes reference to the Table of Com- 
parative figures compiled by the Grand Scribe E.'s office, which is 
much appreciated by many interested Companions. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

RT. EX. COMP. DONALD ATTRIDGE, 
RT. EX. COMP. LESLIE C. EWENER, 
RT. EX. COMP. GEORGE E. TURNER, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. L. C. Ewener, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT ON THE COMMITTEE ON LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

To the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of Grand Chapter 
of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

The following is the report of the Committee on Laws and Juris- 
prudence for the current Chapter year just ending. 

The Committee on Laws and Jurisprudence has dealt with applica- 
tions made by 18 Chapters for amendments to their respective By-laws. 
These have all been considered and dealth with. 

The application of two of those Chapters have been held up for 
further material. One of these Chapters has applied for the permission 
not to hold meetings in the months of June, July and August. This is 
in violation of Section 171 of the Constitution. We suggested in that case 
that a date in either June or September should be selected for a meeting 
so that it will be within the 90 days set out in Section 171. 

Another application by another Chapter had to deal with a new 
By-law authorizing the use of Chapter funds to purchase shares in a 
building. We felt obliged to turn this down because we could find 
nothing in the Constitution authorizing that sort of use of Chapter 
funds. We made some suggestions as to how the problem could be 
handled, but we understand that the matter is still in abeyance and 
may be resolved in the near future. 

We do hope that the Scribes E. would pay closer attention to the 
methods which have been laid down of making applications for amend- 
ments. Some of the Scribes E. have done a very complete and thorough 
job, but others have required further information for amendment and 
this only takes time and correspondence. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

RT. EX. COMPANION ARTHUR S. HALEY, 

RT. EX. COMPANION F. CARL ACKERT, 

M. EX. COMPANION G. HAROLD SHANNON, Chairman. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. G. H. Shannon, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 



92 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

To the Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

The Committee on Finance submits the following report for the year 
ending February 29th, 1972: 

The reports of the Grand Treasurer, The Grand Scribe E. and the 
Auditor for the year ending February 29th, 1972 are being respectively 
submitted to this Grand Chapter for consideration. It is our opinion 
that these reports present a complete and accurate state of the financial 
affairs of this Grand Chapter; they are all comprehensive in themselves, 
and other than general comment on operations for the fiscal year, ver- 
batim details do not require repetition by this Committee. 

Exhibit "A" of the Auditor's Report is a balance sheet showing all 
the assets and liabilities of Grand Chapter. It includes the funds en- 
trusted to and over which Grand Chapter has control. The securities 
of the respective funds have been examined by the Auditor and they are 
held in proper safekeeping and custody as directed by Grand Chapter. 
A schedule of the various investments is covered in the Report of the 
Committee on Investments. 

While the amount owing by the Constituent Chapters at $275.89 is 
considerably lower than one year ago, we would again urge all Chapters 
to give prompt attention to the matter of remitting their accounts to 
Grand Chapter. 

As recommended by the Auditor, the various adjustments have been 
made to the Contingent Accounts. 

The comparative results of operations for the fiscal year are shown 
in the Auditor's statement, Schedule "B" and as indicated the outcome 
is more favourable than projected. As known the budget was set for a 
deficit of $5,365.00, although it had been anticipated that the subsequent 
authorized increase in percapita, would provide sufficient funds to 
largely offset this deficit. A closer scrutiny of the statement will also 
reveal that some headway has been made in controlling expenditures, to 
allow for an overall improvement in the budget of some $7,600.00. 
Accordingly we are pleased to report an excess of revenue over expendi- 
tures of $2,267.52. 

The large variance to budget can be attributed to several factors, 
not the least of which was the substantial savings in convocation ex- 
penses, down almost 50 ( /< from the annual costs in the two preceding 
years. We also feel that our thanks should be extended to our Grand 
First Principal for the initiative taken to institute steps towards alle- 
viating our expenditures. The Office Organization Committee under 
the direction of R. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson have also expended 
time and are to be commended for their forward thinking in efforts to 
streamline operations with a view to possible further savings. 

We would be somewhat remiss if we did not extend our thanks on 
behalf of Grand Chapter to V. Ex. Comp. Gordon Ferguson who reviewed 
our insurance coverage, and made such recommendations as will permit 
us possible annual savings of say $200.00. It was further suggested and 
the Committee accordingly recommends that these savings be budgeted 
for, in addition to the annual cost to be set aside in an annual basis to 
accumulate in a special account for the purpose of enabling this Grand 
Chapter eventually, to in effect carry its own insurance. 

In preparing the budget for the current fiscal year, the same 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 93 

premise as the preceding year has been utilized i.e., careful consideration 
has been made in assessing all areas of expenditure. The budget as set 
would indicate a surplus of $300.00, a nominal amount in comparison to 
the success of the fiscal year just completed, but we can only re-iterate 
that we delude ourselves in not presenting as realistic a picture as 
possible. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully submitted by the Com- 
mittee. 

R. EX. COMP. JOHN E. RICHARDSON, Chairman. 

ESTIMATE OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 

ENDING FEBRUARY 28, 1973 
REVENUES: 

Registration fees $ 1,700.00 

Dues— Per Capita 27,200.00 

Dues — Life Membership 1,600.00 

Dispensations 175.00 

Sale of Supplies 2,000.00 

Interest on Investments 2,025.00 

TOTAL INCOME $34,700.00 

EXPENDITURES: 

Grand Chapter Office: 

Grand Scribe E.— Remuneration $ 6,500.00 

Office Assistants 5,300.00 

Rent 4,800.00 

Miscellaneous (Telephone, Postage, etc.) 2,500.00 

Canada Pension Plan 180.00 

Workmen's Compensation 20.00 

Unemployment Insurance 200.00 

$19,500.00 

Foreign Correspondence 50.00 

Audit 600.00 

Printing: 

Proceedings $ 2,500.00 

General 750.00 

3,250.00 

Travelling: 

Grand Z $ 2,000.00 

General 200.00 

2,200.00 

Expenses: 

Convocation $ 2,800.00 

Executive Committee 2,200.00 

5,000.00 

Other: 

Jewels and Engraving $ 1,100.00 

Liability Insurance 850.00 

Education and Instruction 200.00 

Supplies for Resale 1,000.00 

Regalia Repairs 50.00 

Grand Z.: 

Regalia 250.00 

Testimonial 350.00 

3,800.00 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $34,400.00 

ESTIMATED SURPLUS $ 300.00 



94 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ADDENDUM: Upon presentation to the Executive Committee, it 
was regularly moved and passed that the budget be amended to include 
expenditures under the heading of Publicity to a total of $600.00 and the 
Archives Committee for a total of $300.00. The projected budget would 
then show a deficit of $600.00 instead of a surplus of $300.00. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. Richardson, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Thomson, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted." Carried. 

REPORT ON CONSTITUTION 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Since our last convocation the many recommendations received from 
the Constituent Chapters for further amendments to the Constitution 
have been worked into the draft constitution so ably prepared by Most 
Excellent Companion G. Harold Shannon, Q.C. The Constitution has 
been retyped, and a retyped copy placed in the hands of each of the 
members of the Committee. 

The second draft of the Constitution has been partly reviewed. It 
will be delivered into the hands of the Constitution Review Committee 
for 1972-1973 to be Chaired by Most Excellent Companion G. Harold 
Shannon, Q.C, who will with the able assistance of his committee give 
the Constitution the final form that will not only properly serve capitu- 
lary masonry but every member of it. 

I shall request the committee to complete their task by November, 
1972, and to place a copy or copies of the completed Constitution in the 
hands of every Chapter of this Grand Jurisdiction that we may consider 
it at our next Convocation. 

May I say how much I appreciated the untiring efforts and wise 
counsel of Most Excellent Companion John M. Burden, Q.C, Most Excel- 
lent Companion M. A. Searle, Most Excellent Companion G. Harold 
Shannon, Q.C, Right Excellent Companion William S. Thomson the 
other members of your committee. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

MOST EX. COMP. JOHN M. BURDEN, Q.C... 
MOST EX. COMP. MAURICE A. SEARLE, 
MOST EX. COMP. G. HAROLD SHANNON, Q.C, 
RT. EX. COMP. WILLIAM S. THOMSON, 
RT. EX. COMP. LEO J. GENT, Q.C, Chairman. 

Moved by Right Excellent Companion Leo J. Gent, seconded by Right 
Excellent Companion William S. Thomson that: 

Resolved this report of the Committee on Constitution Review be 
received and adopted. Carried. 



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GRAND CHAPTER "CALLED OFF" 

Grand Chapter was "called off" at 4:05 p.m. to permit delegates to 
select their Grand Superintendents of the seventeen Districts of the 
Grand Jurisdiction and elect the Officers of Grand Chapter for the 
ensuing year as well as to decide the location of the Grand Convocation 
for 1973. 

SATURDAY, 29 APRIL, 1972 

Grand Chapter was "called on" at 9:30 a.m. 

ELECTION REPORT 

AT THE ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEENTH ANNUAL CONVOCA- 
TION OF THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS 
OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, HELD IN THE 
SEAWAY TOWERS HOTEL, CITY OF TORONTO, ONTARIO, ON 
27, 28, 29 APRIL, 1972, THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND 
COMMITTEES WERE ELECTED AND APPOINTED:— 

M. EX. COMP Leo J. Gent, Q.C., B.A Grand Z. ^ 

Box 78, 21 Catharine St. E., Dorchester, Ontario 

R. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand H. I Grand 

1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, Ontario (Council 

R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand J. | 

4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton, Ontario J 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS— Elected 1972 

R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Leonard Wm. Potter, B.A., L.Th Grand Chaplain 

Box 325, Essex, Ontario 
R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer 

142 Boultbee Ave., Toronto 6, Ontario 
R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, B.A., B.Paed Grand Scribe E. 

4 Houghton Blvd., Markham, Ontario 
R. Ex. Comp. Frank L. Brooks Grand Scribe N. 

236 Bright St., Sarnia, Ontario 
R. Ex. Comp. Albert L. Lee, B.Sc Grand Principal Sojourner 

453 Broadway Ave., Toronto 350, Ontario 
R. Ex. Comp. David Miller Grand Registrar 

312 Boswell Ave., Peterborough, Ontario 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

(By Virtue of Office) 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Q.C Grand Z. 1943-44 

4000 Yonge St., Apt. 535, Toronto, Ontario 
M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw, 

J.P., F.R.S.A., F.A.I.A., D.H.L., LL.D Grand Z. 1951-52 

655 Waterloo St., London, Ontario 
M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House Grand Z. 1955-56 

14 Pearson Ave., Toronto 3, Ontario 
M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle Grand Z. 1957-58 

Apt. 211, 24 Shallmar Blvd., Toronto 10, Ontario 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z. 1959-60 

169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, Ontario 



96 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z. 1961-62 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, Ontario 
M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M.D Grand Z. 1963-64 

165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, Ontario 
M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand Z. 1965-66 

581 Weller St., Peterborough, Ontario 
M. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, Q.C Grand Z. 1969 

30 Spetz Street, Kitchener, Ontario 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham Grand Z. 1970-71 

60 Stewart Smith Dr., Toronto 385, Ontario 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman, 54 Forest Heights Dr., Willowdale, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Maarten A. van Wamelen, B.Sc, M.E., P.Eng., 1177 Bloor 

St. E., Apt. 206, Mississauga, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. W. Cheetham, 374 Morse St., Thunder Bay, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Hallett C. Banks, 1749 Parkhurst Ave., London 32, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. William H. Gummer, B.Comm., 242 Westdale Ave., 

Kingston, Ont. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS— 1972-73 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Deric Payne, 

R.R. No. 1, Box 62, Blenheim, Ont. 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Charles Grant Smuck, 

20 Thornton Ave., London, Ont. 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. James Henry Johnston, 

7 Everett St., Simcoe, Ont. 

Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Evan Crerar, 

34 Johnston Blvd., Walkerton, Ont. 
Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. William Bruce Sixsmith, 

12 San Diego Court, Hamilton 43, Ont. 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Robert Sorsdahl, 

206 St. Andrew St., Box 645, Mitchell, Ont. 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Wilson Stuart Anderson, 

47 Linden St., St. Catharines, Ont. 
Toronto East No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Henry Daubney, 

14 Denny Court, West Hill, Ont. 

Toronto West No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Donald Wilson, 

23 Baskerville Cres., Etobicoke, Ont. 
Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Rupert -Burton, 

387 Wellington St., Midland, Ont. 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Irvine Lloyd Fisher, 

R.R. No. 2, Woodville, Ont. 

Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Hubert Fresque 

Box 880, Napanee, Ont. 

St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Douglas Ralph Hough, 

Box 123, Williamsburg, Ont. 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. George Herbert Patterson, 

21 Elm St. W., Smiths Falls, Ont. 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Frank Arthur Smith, 

221 Oscar St., Dryden, Ont. 

New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Earl E. McWilliams, 

10 Lansdowne Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. E. R. MacElwee, 

69 Kent Ave., Timmins, Ont. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 97 

NEXT PLACE OF MEETING 

By Special Resolution of Grand Chapter, the One Hundred and 
Fifteenth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario will be held in the City of 
Toronto, Ontario, on 24th and 25th April, 1973. 

APPOINTMENTS 

After the Grand Z. for 1972, M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, Q.C., B.A., 
was invested and installed in his office, the following Officers and Com- 
mittees remained in office or were appointed: 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Honorary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Gait, Ontario. 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, Benmor 

Towers, Peterborough, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, Apt. 1501, 111 Raglan Ave., Toronto 

10, Ont. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton, Ont. 

R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George E. Turner, M.D., 2281 Victoria Ave., Windsor, 

Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, 1144 Vimy Street, North Bay, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Burton M. Conron, 120 Maple St., Collingwood, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Charles E. Compton, Apt. 612A, 2055 Carling Ave., 

Ottawa, Ont. K2A-196. 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

(Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) 
R. Ex. Comp. Carl Ackert, Chairman, 1 Lincoln Ave., Gait, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Maurice Searle, 24 Shallmar Blvd., Apt. 211, Toronto 

349, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, Ont. 

ASSISTANT OFFICERS— Appointed 

1972 - 1973 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles Fotheringham Honourary Grand Organist 

79 Fairfield Ave., Kitchener, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Chester L. Philip Grand Lecturer 

87 Downing Cres., London, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Rev. Robert Blair Assistant Grand Chaplain 

588 Bush St., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Douglas V. Latimer, Q.C Grand S. Sojourner 

12 Market St., Georgetown, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Reginald McKie Grand J. Sojourner 

Aylmer, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Dr. Wilbert Guy Mahaffy Grand Sword Bearer 

77 Kingsmount Boulevard, Sudbury, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Robert Purdy Grand Master 4th Veil 

2560 Academy Drive, Windsor, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Arley William George Northcott Grand Master 3rd Veil 

R.R. #4, Bowmanville, Ont. 



98 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

V. Ex. Comp. Arley William George Northcutt . Grand Master 3rd Veil 

57 Overbrook Place, Downsview, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart Sleightholm, B. A. Grand Master 1st Veil 

M.A.„ M.Ed. 

33 Scarlett Avenue, London, Ontario 
V. Ex. Comp. William J. Morgan Grand Standard Bearer 

Uxbridge, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George Edward Fennell Grand Director of Ceremonies 

38A Addie Crescent, London 17, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Jack Isadore Loft Asst. Grand Director of Ceremonies 

2120 Mount Forest Drive, Burlington, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Dawson Charles Kerr, Phm.B Grand Organist 

54 Harvey Street, Perth, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Norman Frederick Brown Grand Pursuivant 

3 Malcolm Road, Toronto 17, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Archibald Taylor Grand Steward 

97 Colbourne Street East, Oshawa, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Gerald Mansel Cole Grand Steward 

254 Harris Street, Ingersoll, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Godfrey George Manuel Grand Steward 

6912 Dorchester Road South, Niagara Falls, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Keith Lynn Adams Grand Steward 

27 Hawthorne Crescent, Parry Sound, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. W. Stanley Wright Grand Steward 

5900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George Atherton Barlow Grand Steward 

1605 Dover Road, Cornwall, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Charles Albert Beatty Grand Steward 

Plainfield, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Harold Gordon Fick Grand Steward 

99 Fifth Street, Kirkland Lake, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. James Alexander Mawdsley Grand Steward 

142 - 3rd Avenue West, Shelburne, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Clarence Edward Dunseith Grand Steward 

R.R. #3, St. Marys, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. William Edgar Shaw Grand Steward 

135 Cottonwood Crescent, Thunder Bay, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Gordon George William Lewis, B.A., C.D. Grand Steward 

14 Powell Avenue, Ottawa K1S 2A1. 
V. Ex. Comp. Raymond Albert Barker Grand Steward 

and Assistant Grand Organist 

90 Third Street, Collingwood, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Russell James Hallam Grand Steward 

71 Hartin Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Harold Melrose Douglas Grand Steward 

605 Gilbert Street West, Whitby, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Keith Lynn Adams Grand Steward 

27 Hawthorne Crescent, Parry Sound, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. William K. Bailey Grand Steward 

177 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto 12, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Sophus Pederson Grand Steward 

289 Maurice St., London, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Earl Steeper Grand Outer Guard 

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SUB-COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER EXECUTIVE 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

R. Ex. Comp. William Sproule, (Chairman) 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie C. Ewener, R. Ex. Comp. William H. Cheetham, 

R. Ex. Comp. Donald Attridge. 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 

R. Ex. Comp. E. W. Elcombe, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, 

R. Ex. Comp. Burton M. Conron 

FINANCE 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson (Chairman), Ex. Comp. Jack Hauer, 

Grand Council, All Past Grand Z.'s and Grand Scribe E. 

INVESTMENTS 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott (Chairman), Grand Treasurer, 

R. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson. 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith (Chairman), M. Ex. Comp. James Girven, 

R. Ex. Comp. William Gummer, R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman, 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen. 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

M. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, Q.C. (Chairman), 

R. Ex. Comp. Donald Attridge, R. Ex. Comp. Edwin John Myers, 

V. Ex. Comp. Douglas V. Latimer, Q.C. 

CONDITIONS OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George Turner, M.D. (Chairman), 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott, Vice-Chairman, R. Ex. Comp. Leslie C. 

Ewener, R. Ex. Comp. Hallett C. Banks. 

FRATERNAL DEAD 
R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Leonard Wm. Potter, V. Ex. Comp. Rev. Robert Blair. 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEWER 
R. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER 

OFFICE ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE 

M. Ex. Comp. James Girven (Chairman), 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson, R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred C. Conley, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, 

V. Ex. Comp. G. Ferguson, Ex. Comp. Jack Hauer. 

REPORT ON GRAND Z.'s ADDRESS 
M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett and all Grand Z.'s. 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie (Chairman), 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles Compton. 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS 

M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay, M.D. (Chairman), 

M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw, 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett 



100 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 

V. Ex. Comp. Ed. Shunk (Chairman), R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred C Conley. 

MASONIC EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 
R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen (Chairman & Director of Education) 
R. Ex. Comp. Ed. Marshall, V. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson, V. Ex. 

Comp. Clifford E. Rich, V. Ex. Comp. Gordon S. Sleightholm, 
V. Ex. Comp. Chester L. Philip, Grand Lecturer. 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman (Chairman), R. Ex. Comp. Joseph Hessey, 

V. Ex. Comp. Ed. Shunk, Ex. Comp. C. J. Meunier, 

Ex. Comp. Andrew Rankine. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall (Chairman), R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George 

Turner, R. Ex. Comp. Leslie C. Ewener, R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Braby, R. Ex. 

Comp. Gordon Hale, R. Ex. Comp. William Sproule, 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley. 

CONSTITUTION REVIEW COMMITTEE 

M. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, Q.C., (Chairman), M. Ex. Comp. John 

M. Burden, Q.C., M. Ex. Comp. Maurice Searle, R. Ex. Comp. Edwin John 

Myers, V. Ex. Comp. Douglas V. Latimer, Q.C., R. Ex. Comp. William S. 

Thomson, R. Ex. Comp. James Turnbull. 

COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDY OF "THE WORK" 
M. Ex. Comp. Charles Emmett (Chairman), M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. 
Welham (Vice-Chairman), R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, R. Ex. 
Comp. Dr. George Turner, R. Ex. Comp. Jack Ferguson, V. Ex. Comp. 
Gordon S. Sleightholm, R. Ex. Comp. James Turnbull, V. Ex. Comp. 
Lance Morrison, Ex. Comp. William Prentice. 

COMMITTEE FOR STUDY OF ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS 

M. Ex. Comp. James Girven (Chairman), R. Ex. Comp. Ed. Elcombe, 

R. Ex. Comp. E. J. J. Jackson, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Hale, V. Ex. Comp. 

Alex MacGregor, and all Ruling Grand Superintendents. 

COMMITTEE ON DEDICATIONS, ANNIVERSARIES AND 

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham (Chairman), R. Ex. Comp. William S. 

Thomson, R. Ex. Comp. Ed. Elcombe, V. Ex. Comp. Ed. Shunk, R .Ex. 

Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, V. Ex. Comp. George E. Fennell, V. Ex. Comp. 

Jack Isadore Loft, R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Leonard Wm. Potter, 

V. Ex. Comp. Rev. Robert Blair. 

COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF YOUTH, THE GAP, ETC. 
M. Ex. Comp. Frederick, W. D. Welham (Chairman), M. Ex. Comp. 
James Girven, M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay, M.D., R. Ex. Comp. Dr. 
George Turner, M.D., R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, R. Ex. Comp. 
Joseph Hessey, R. Ex. Comp. Mac. Eleanor, R. Ex. Comp. Frank Brooks, 
R. Ex. Comp. E. J. J. Jackson, V. Ex. Comp. Douglas V. Latimer, Q.C., 

with power to add. 

CONVOCATION COMMITTEE FOR 1973 
R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen (Chairman), V. Ex. Comp. Cliff 
E. Rich (Vice-Chairman), Ex. Comp. Pat Johnstone, R. Ex. Comp. James 



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Woodland, V. Ex. Comp. David Hill, R. Ex. Comp. Roy Roberts, V. Ex. 
Comp. Ed. Shunk, V. Ex. Comp. Arthur Otis, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel 
Tenenbaum, Ex. Comp. Al. Williams, R. Ex. Comp. Ed. Elcombe, R. Ex. 
Comp. Joseph Hessey, V. Ex. Comp. Victor Newman, R. Ex. Comp. Don 
Wilson, R. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote, V. Ex. Comp. Bryan Rodd, Ex. Comp. 
Hugh Jackson, R. Ex. Comp. Donald Attridge, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon 
Hale, R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Davies, R. Ex. Comp. Hallett Banks, R. Ex. 
Comp. Jack Ferguson, V. Ex. Comp. George Fennell, V. Ex. Comp. Jack 
Isadore Loft, Ex. Comp. John Prentice. 

OFFICERS INSTALLED AND INVESTED 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham, Grand Z., proceeded with the 
ceremony of Installation and Investiture assisted by the Past Grand 
Z.'s and Officers of Grand Chapter. When the ceremony was completed 
M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, our newly invested and installed Grand Z., 
spoke to the Companions assembled. 

GRAND Z.'s INAUGURAL ADDRESS 

Most Excellent Sir; Distinguished Guests and My Companions: 

The confidence you have shown me by electing me to the office of 
Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario is appreciated. I do hope and trust 
that I may properly assume and carry out the responsibilities of that 
office in the same efficient manner that my predecessors have so ably 
performed that momentous task. It is with great humility and some 
hesitation that I assume the office of your Grand First Principal as I 
look ahead to the program of this coming year. 

Through the guidance of the Most High, and assisted by the advice 
of our able Past Grand First Principals, the Grand Chapter Officers, the 
Committees named, the members of Grand Chapter and the Companions 
of the Constituent Chapters, I have every confidence that our team work 
will produce a most successful year. May our joint labours prove to 
mankind the real, genuine purpose of our order that we, as masons, may 
be more useful in our service to our fellow man; and thereby accomp- 
lish the task that the majority of mankind may experience that brotherly 
love, relief and truth, we have so long talked about, and so little 
practiced. 

May you and I, in our efforts to extend brotherly love, relief and 
truth, not forget that our generation stands accused of creating a gen- 
eration gap and since we, not only as capitulary masons, but as masons 
and men, stand forth to state that we believe in the Most High, let us 
with the aid of the Most High and that labour we spoke about do some- 
thing about that generation gap and seek the help and co-operation of 
our youth that we may save our masonic order, ourselves, our youth and 
our nation. To that end I appoint a committee composed of Most 
Excellent Companion Frederick W. D. Welham, Chairman; Most Ex. 
Comp. James Girven, Most Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay, Right Excellent 
Comp. Samuel Tenebaum, V. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge Doug. V. 
Latimer, Q.C., Right Ex. Comp. Joseph Hessey, Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. 
George Turner, M.D., Rt. Ex. Comp. Frank Brooks, Rt. Ex. Comp. E. 
Jackson, with power to add; and I charge that committee to study the 
problem of the generation gap and the possible bridging of same, even 
to the extent of studying the possibility, with the consent and blessing, 
of our most esteemed Grand Lodge, of establishing De Moloy boys 
groups within Ontario, and to report their progress of this study to our 
next Grand Convocation. 



102 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

This contribution to our youth will be our proof that we do have 
brotherly love, that we are capable of appreciating family love, that we 
are capable of relieving and removing a condition we call the generation 
gap which threatens family love and relationship. 

You and I have not had to face obliteration of our masonic privileges 
similar to the masons of Germany, where they were completely forced 
underground for more than a generation and only a very tiny flower 
(the forget-me-not) secretly worn was their only emblem and means 
of identification. 

If masonry teaches the principles that we call brotherly love, relief 
and truth, let you and I practice them and encourage their practice in 
our capitulary masonry in its real sense, with no fetters attached, that 
masonic Brethren and Companions may assist and encourage our youth 
along the proper path of life. 

Every single one of us were once a youth. Have we forgotten that 
part of our life when our fathers were "a way out" when we were trying 
to find our way in life, and our fathers, in trying to properly mature 
us to manhood were hampering our getting at what we thought was 
"it". Now we are fathers and we are "a way out". You and I must 
find where we are "a way out". That way we shall save, not only our 
youth, but we shall give masonry an active purpose in life amongst its 
future potential members, our youth, who want action, want results and 
want life in its fullest sense. Do this, and you will help to save our 
youth and save masonry and mankind. To do otherwise, we shall contri- 
bute to a chaos that the world has never known and we shall see the 
end of masonry. 

The little Royal Arch Chapter of Inwood in London District Number 
2 in Western Ontario was almost dormant a short few years ago. Had 
that Chapter continued as it was, we would have had their Chapter 
Charter surrendered by now. Thanks to Companions like Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Frank Brooks and Comp. Pete Mann of Hiawatha Chapter of Sarnia, 
Inwood Chapter members were encouraged to serve the youth of their 
community. Today this is one of the most active vibrant Chapters in 
that district. The way candidates are coming to that Chapter, their 
number of 60 will no doubt, shortly reach a hundred. 

We are not, and do not want, to be or replace service clubs, but our 
masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth demand that we 
serve mankind, and unless we do, we are going to experience more 
generation gaps. The 5,000 losses that we experienced in the last 50 
years, which has occurred in the same period our Province has almost 
tripled its population, are going to grow to the extent that all we are 
going to have is a group of old men with narrow opinionated ideas and 
a few secrets. My Companions, is that what you want, is that what the 
Most High intends us to do? 

Shun youth and its requirements, and you condemn not only this 
order, but you condemn this nation. 

Our Bursary Program has been successful and has proved most 
rewarding, but, by this we reach very few of our youth. There are 
many youths who are reaching out for our help and our guidance. It 
has been said that we should put more masonry into man and not more 
men into masonry. How are we going to put more masonry into any 
man, if we have no new members into which to put those qualities and 
principles. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 103 

If we prove to our youth that we have those principles of brotherly 
love, relief and truth and that we are prepared to practice them and 
help our youth practice these principles and that we are willing to give 
young men a chance to meet us on the square and the level, we, in my 
opinion, will do three things: 

(1) We shall bridge the generation gap; 

(2) We shall make our youth better men; 

(3) We shall give our order better and more masons to practice 
those great principles and in time we shall cure not only the 
present generation gap, but, the chance of having future gen- 
eration gaps; 

These thoughts remind me of The Bridge-Builder, by Will Allen 
Dromgoole, which I quote: 

An old man going a lone highway 
Came at the evening, cold and gray, 
To a chasm vast and wide and steep, 
With waters rolling cold and deep. 
The old man crossed in the twilight dim, 
The sullen stream had no fears for him; 
But he turned when safe on the other side, 
And built a bridge to span the tide. 

"Old Man," said a fellow pilgrim near, 

"You are wasting your strength with building here. 

Your journey will end with the ending day, 

You never again will pass this way. 

You've crossed the chasm, deep and wide, 

Why build you this bridge at eventide?" 

The builder lifted his old gray head. 

"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said, 

"There followeth after me today 

A youth whose feet must pass this way. 

The chasm that was as nought to me 

To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be; 

He, too, must cross in the twilight dim — 

Good friend, I am building this bridge for him." 

Let us interpret the sacred teachings of our order as we ought to 
and not just as suits our immediate convenience. 

I do so much appreciate the pledge of loyalty and support of the 
Past Grand Z.'s so willingly expressed to me and I feel that I can call 
upon them for advice in the two years of office which I commence today. 
I quite realize even with that advice it is my responsibility to make the 
final decision and I accept that responsibility. 

LEO J. GENT, Grand Z. 



M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent read to the assembled Convocation the 
list of the newly appointed officers of Grand Chapter for 1972-73 and 
the office to which they were appointed. This list is published previously 
in these Proceedings. 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, Grand Z., personally thanked those who 



104 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

had attended and participated in this Grand Convocation. He hoped all 
would accept the challenges of the year and see that success in all 
things was their goal. 

NOTICE OF MOTION 

I hereby give Notice that, at our 1973 Convocation, I shall move or 
cause to be moved that this Draft Constitution be considered and, if 
approved by that Convocation, printed and distributed in the usual way. 

M. EX. COMP. LEO J. GENT, Q.C. 

NOTICE OF MOTION 

It was stated by M. Ex. Comp. Charles E. Emmett that he would 
withdraw his Notice of Motion as of April, 1972 that the Committee on 
Printing be discontinued. This Committee had been given work to do 
during 1971. 

MOTION 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
Dr. F. Hay, 

"That in printing all future Proceedings and Booklets of Grand 
Chapter showing the names of the elected officers that the names of the 
elected officers of the Grand Executive be printed in order of their 
standing." 

Carried. 

HISTORIAN AND GRAND REVIEWER 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson, 

"That R. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote be elected Grand Historian and 
Reviewer." 

Carried. 

BENEVOLENCE COMMITTEE 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson, 

"That M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith be elected to the Benevolence 
Committee for a term of three years ending 1975." 

Carried. 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert — retires 1973. 
M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle — retires 1974 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith — retires 1975. 

COMMITTEE ON BURSARIES 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson, 

"That Ex. Comp. Andrew Rankine be elected to the Bursary Com- 
mittee for a term of five years ending 1977." 

Carried. 



R. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman — retires 1973. 

V. Ex. Comp. Ed. Shunk — retires 1974. 

R. Ex. Comp. Joseph Hessey — retires 1975. 

Ex. Comp. C. J. Meunier — retires 1976. 

Ex. Comp. Andrew Rankine — retires 1977. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 105 

COMMITTEE FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson, 

"That M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw be elected to the Committee 
on Distinguished Service Awards for a term of three years ending 
1975." 

Carried. 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett — retires 1973. 
M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay — retires 1974. 
M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw — retires 1975. 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson, 

"That V. Ex. Comp. Ed. Shunk be elected Grand Archivist for 
1972-73." 

Carried. 

THANKS 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. H. Sproule, 

"That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada be extended to: 

THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE— for the efficient manner in 
which they discharged their duties; 

THE SCRUTINEERS— for their services in taking charge of the 
election of the Officers; 

THE CHAIRMEN OF GENERAL COMMITTEE AND SUB- 
COMMITTEES — for their most successful efforts and achievements; 

THE INSTALLING BOARD— under the direction of M. Ex. Comp. 
F. W. D. Welham, and to all those who have contributed to this labour 
of love of our Order." 

The labours of the Annual Convocation being 
ended, Grand Chapter was closed in Ample 
Form at 12:10 p.m., Toronto, Ontario, Satur- 
day, 29 April, 1972. 

Grand Scribe E. 




Address of the Grand Z. 
Leo J. Gent, Q.C., B.A. 
21 Catharine St. E., 
Box 78, 
Dorchester, Ont. 





Grand Scribe E. 



106 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REINSTATED — 1971 

29— Albert Maurice Edgar; 102— Edgar Curry; 119— Frederick 
William Sorrell; 138 — George William Barker; 149 — Joseph Michael 
Higgins; 212— Louis E. Ball; 220— J. George Muller; 222— David Walker; 
226 — James Edward Warren; 230 — Samuel J. Crealock. 

SUSPENDED — 1971 

1 — Harry W. Asselstine, Edward J. Byam; 2 — Alfred Kennedy, 
Roger L. Baker; 3 — Arthur J. Goddard, Howard 0. Hazzard; 4 — Everton 
Roy Belyea, John A. Yetman, John Carson; 5 — Joseph D. Portas, Colin 
M. Carr; 6 — Neil Bethune, Thos. S. Robertson, Haskell H. Waxman, 
James McDonnell; 7 — Wm. Charles Kemp; 8 — Frank H. Edgington, Allan 
M. Waxman, George S. Stewart, John A. Hill, Dermot J. Corcoran, Wil- 
liam R. Hamblin; 15 — Weldon J. Bahm, John R. Buchanan, Gordon E. 
Leflar, Lloyd M. Peffers, Steven R. Woodward; 16— Wm. Foster Kincaid, 
Wm. W. Hodgins, Chas. F. Knowlton, John A. McKelvie, Stanley B. 
Merrifield, Stephen W. Saunders, Philip G. Van Vliet, Chas. L. Yanover, 
Otto W. Brazill, Frederick J. Goodhouse, Peter H. Miller, Saul W. Shin- 
man, Osbourne W. Cooper, I. I. Alice, Nickolas Salomone; 22 — Carle P. 
Laushway; 24 — Alan Hemmingway; 30 — Frank C. Young, Orval A. 
Hynds, Lance C. Butler; 31— Edward R. Flint; 35— Douglas Taylor; 36— 
Austin D. Elliott, Glendron H. Clarke, Armand G. Carter, Robt. A. 
Dockerty; 40 — James E. Colehouse, Wm. D. Stephenson, Clarence R. 
Mondy; 47— Fletcher E. G. Taylor; 59— Albert Orovan, Nathan S. Len- 
nox, Walter Fulford, Bernard K. Smith, Samuel Shields, Wm. Henry 
Jorden, Howard G. Kelly; 64— Jack Watt; 71— Maurice G. Wright, Her- 
bert W. Courtney, James H. Davison, Alonzo W. Bridgen, George Harold, 
Jr., Murray Lee, George Dalke, Martin Price, Frederick A. Brown; 73 — 
Ernest Wechter 77 — Peter Christie, Alec Moore, Alexander H. Sloman; 
80 — John D. Speirs, David P. Clarke, Edwin Draper Drummons, Samuel 
S. Sarafianos; 81— Asel Bartlett; 82 — Vernon A. Dodd. 

102 — Peter R. Bier, Frederick A. Bestall; 103— Thos. C. Gorman, 
Robt. P. Tennant; 117 — Leonard I. Riley, Wm. H. Day, Wilbur Lichty; 
131_Wm. James Ragan; 134— Ralph B. Snelgrove; 135— Robt. J. Thorn- 
dyke; 138 — Wm. Henry Hall; 145 — John A. F. Green, John P. Armstrong; 
146— Cyril Bamford, Vernon C. Starr; 148— Gerald Puddifoot, Henry 
Higginson; 161 — Bernard Edwards, Floyd R. Meeks, Findlay Harris; 
169 — Wm. Foster Rice, Jesse T. Hicks, Simon R. Crooks, Joseph G. Craig; 
175_Hugh Bennett; 195— Leslie E. Thompson, Chas. E. Davies, Lloyd 
A. Wilson, Edward Wirt; 205— Thos. P. Robertson, Donald A. McLellan; 
212 — Kenneth Lichtman, Joseph Goldberg, David Gross, Joseph SHulman, 
Wilfred Schlein, Herbert Goldstein, Wilfred S. Rovan, Marvin G. Wag- 
man, Joseph Litchen, Jock M. Foster, Sydney Yavner; 217 — Donald H. 
Cooke, A. J. Arthur Simmons, Hugh K. Cameron, Bert R. Whitall; 220— 
Joseph E Reynolds, Harold R. Thompson, Mathew Moore; 221 — Thos. 
Ellis Watson; 222— Hugh C. Johnson, Thos. A. Ball, Juan A. Nemi 
(Seyan), Harold E. Thompson, Stanley T. McCourt, Edward C. W. Har- 
ris, Howard S. Rondeau; 223— John H. Jones; 224— James A. Cargill; 
227— Manley R. Ford, John Telford, Harold C. Burley. 

230— Anton Flapper; 231— John A. Gillies; 232— Herbert Diez, 
Burley; 230— Anton Flapper; 231— John A. Gillies; 232— Herbert Diez, 
Earle P. Robertson; 241— Ralph F. Hall; 245— John W. Forrest, William 
Corry; 246— Albert E. Allen, Douglas Kelly, Geo. A. Fraser, Geo. M. 
Bray, Frank C. Barrott; 253 — Wm. Harvey Caswell, John C. Drennan; 
254— Ebenez M. Morgan; 258— Derek Dickenson; 260— James C. Smillie. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 107 

DEMITS — 1971 

1 — Wayne Clark Wilson, James Wm. Gimblett; 2 — Walter Dutton, 
William Keys, Edward M. Watt, Harvey F. Foote, Harris Parr; 3 — Wm. 
McLellan, Roy Stuart Kilby; 4 — Clayton J. Shibley; Wm. Alexander 
Smith, Milton A. J. Hicks; 5 — Joseph A. Day, George Hamill; 6 — Ken- 
neth C. Ridge; 15 — Lloyd Wm. Harper, Edward B. McGuire, Harold 
Collins; 16 — Jack Lobel, David Wm. Brown, Joseph M. Geekie, Sidney 
James Woodham, Peter Michael Jones; 18 — Roy F. Harrington, Colin E. 
Nettleton, Leonard E. R. Nash; 22— Geo. Leslie Dunn; 23— Robert Free- 
man, Stanley B. Knight; 24 — Harold J. Langdon, Robert C. Hogg, Ken- 
neth R. Ramore; 27 — Elmer J. Tucker, Edgar L. Fryer, Wm. Alex. Boult; 
29 — Robin F. Haney; 31 — Jack B. Cole, John A. Henderson, Donald R. 
Rolston; 32 — Hugh Baillie, Lawson Lewis; 34 — Vernon D. Whiteley; 35 — 
John Robt. Frost, Douglas E. Coates, John Osinga; 36 — Denis Wm. 
Garrod, Lawrence J. Wilson, Douglas A. Hutchison, Albert E. Wood, 
Robt. F. Higgins, Wm. David Braun, Edward Miles Barry, Edward G. 
Stephen, Edward C. Goodwin, Wm. Muir Logan, Victor E. Smith, Edward 

A. Stevenson; 40 — Eric Stabler, Edward A. G. Spall, John 0. Richardson, 
Cecil F. Carney; 41 — Nick Condos, George E. Habkirk; 44 — Melville C. 
Blachford, Leonard C. Buck; 45 — Jack C. Armstrong; 46 — Earl Burtt; 
47 — George F. Schram; 53 — Frederick Wm. James, Douglas N. Stutch- 
berry; 56 — Donald McAllister, Samuel Lorn Rutherford; 59 — Alfred 
L. Dalton, Edward K. Hale; 61 — Ernest Armstrong, Lars Osberg; 62 — 
Ernest Roy Wirth, Victor Spencer Hill; 63 — Duncan MacArthur, Athol 
Gordon Murray, Harvey Winston Evans; 64 — William Barron; 65 — 
Archibald Strang, Norman A. Keyes; 68 — Merrill Haggins, John G. 
Kingston, Lome S. Render; 69 — Richard L. Brown; 72 — Robt. D. Man- 
sell; 73— Ralph Jefferies; 75— Colin Smillie, Richard Copley; 76 — Her- 
bert G. Jennings, Wm. S. Newlands; 77 — Douglas C. McEachern, Robt. 

B. Martin, John Wm. Jackson; 78 — Andrew D. Morton, Bryden Taylor; 
79_Victor Garbutt; 80— Frederick Dillon; 81— Bernard E. Kemp; 82— 
Ronald S. Dawes, Harold L. Smith; 88— John E. Houston; 91— Wm. I. 
Wigg, Geo. A. E. Hendle, Andrew G. Campbell, Willard M. McKenzie; 
94_Ward Shickluna; 95— John Deluce; 102— John E. Gooderham, Wm. 
Grant Cameron, A. J. M. Selkirk, Wm. A. Dew, Cecil S. Rose; 104 — 
Wm. A. McDermid, Arthur Campbell, David G. Gamsyager; 112 — Wm. E. 
Markell; 113 — John L. Graham, Leslie D. Phillips, Saul Schulman, V. 
Michael Marks, Kenneth N. McDermid, Brian F. Griffis; 117 — Terrance 
R. Williams, Geo. K. Hoffman; 119— Maurice H. Baltzer, Wm. Carl 
Epplett, Robt. G. Ferguson; 130— John F. Hogg. 

132— Edgar J. Hash, Roydon Bell, Arthur R, Modler, Albert G. 
Woodley, John McClement; 135— James Wm. Wilson; 138— Claude V. 
Elliott, Thos. A. Bellerby, Wm. John Kickley; 140— Cecil B. Bates, 
Douglas G. Dennison, Neil Murdo MacDonald, Maynard A. Merits; 144 — 
Bruce Spencer; 145 — Loren L. Morgan, Edward Morton, George M. Gor- 
don; 146 — James R. Duncan, Homer S. Reid; 147 — Innis MacSween, W. 
Trimble Baillie; 148 — George Pownall; 151 — John A. Johnson, William 
Mitchell, Robert Fudger, Leslie E. Collins, Dyer Hennessy, Wm. Robt. 
Reynolds, Arndell McBride, Geo. A. Griffiths; 152 — Bennie C. Lindberg; 
161— Edward A. Nicoll; 167— Robt. A. Hudson, Geo. A. Wainman; 168— 
Geo. G. Rowe; 169 — Wm. Robt. Peebles; 175— John F. Howard, Stanley 
Keezer; 195 — John Simpson, Morley J. Treleaven, W. Harold Webster; 
205— Gordon Beckett; 210— Raymond J. Miller; 212— Jack B. Bedder, 
Albert Langer, Louis Posen, Henry Lederman, William Mandel, Irving 
Steinberg; 213— Donald Dean; 214— John Neil Black; 215— Robt. J. Mc- 
Cleary, J. N. Heasty, Robert Scott, Kenneth H. Jones, George Ewart; 
217— William O. Bevan; 218— Clifford Boyce; 219— Clarence H. Keste- 
ven, Samuel J. Higginson; 220 — Thos. J. Jones, Edward F. Singer, Robt. 



108 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

E. Twyman; 222— Mervyn V. Pallister, Leonard B. Edwards, Clifford E. 
Whitehorne, Omer Scott. 

223— Richard R. Francis; 224— Thos. J. Ireland; 227— Reginald P. 
Cooper, Leland L. Keitch, Roy E. Brickman; 230 — Leonard B. Chapman; 
231— Lothar Hanschke, David Henry Mitchell, Wm. J. Sheward; 232— 
Frederick J. Nichols; 233— Henry S. Dodd, Earl W. Swire; 234— E, C. D. 
Godden, Lloyd G. Marks; 235 — Herman Norgaard; 236 — Norman A. 
Lawrence, Harry Vlachoo, T. Howard Ralph; 238 — William Bryant, 
Ronald Harvey 242— Lyle McConnell; 245— Frederick H. Walkey, John 
A. Wilson; 246 — Norman A. Plumstead, Lawrence S. Pruden, Gilbert A. 
Conti; 247— W. Ross Peirson; 249— Harvey G. Joint; 250— Joseph G. 
Hoba, Oskar O. H. Schneider; 251— Robt. E. Hall, Gordon H. Matthews, 
Gerald E. Keddy; 253— Walter J. Franklin; 254— Perry G. Stringer, 
William Bell, Terrance B. Swanson; 255— Robt. B. Moulton, Jr.; 257— 
Frank P. Hughes; 258— Fred E. Billingsley, Thos. W. Beatty; 259— 
Samuel F. Thompson, Thos. B. Fawcett; 260— Merton S. Clark, Wm. 
Davey Colliver; 262— Wm. I. McCulloch. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS AND DISTRICT CHAPTERS 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 
R. Ex. Comp. Deric Payne, R.R. No. 1, Box 62, Blenheim, Ont. 

47 Wellington Chatham 119 King Cyrus Leamington 

71 Prince of Wales Essex 153 Sombra Wallaceburg 

73 Erie Ridgetown 239 Blenheim Blenheim 

80 Ark Windsor 250 Thomas Peters Windsor 

88 MacNabb Dresden 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles Grant Smuck, 20 Thornton Ave., London, Ont. 

3 St. John's London 81 Aylmer . .Aylmer 

5 St. George's London 

15 Wawanosh Sarnia 

53 Bruce Petrolia 

54 Palestine St. Thomas 

74 Beaver Strathroy 

78 Minnewawa Parkhill 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 

R. Ex. Comp. James Henry Johnston, 7 Everett St., Simcoe, Ont. 

18 Oxford Woodstock 115 Brant Paris 

20 Mount Horeb Brantford 253 Regal Port Dover 

23 Ezra Simcoe 255 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 

41 Harris Ingersoll 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 

R. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Evan Crerar, 34 Johnston Blvd., Walkerton, Ont. 

32 Waterloo Gait 218 Prince Edward Shelburne 

40 Guelph Guelph 221 Durham Durham 

67 Enterprise Palmerston 234 Halton Georgetown 

83 Ionic Orangeville 245 Preston Preston 

117 Kitchener Kitchener 



150 London 


London 


214 Vimy 


Inwood 


238 The St. Andrew 


London 


242 St. Paul's 


Lambeth 


247 Nilestown 


Nilestown 


252 Hiawatha 


Sarnia 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 109 

HAMILTON DISTRICT NO. 5 

R. Ex. Comp. William Bruce Sixsmith, 12 San Diego Court, 
Hamilton 43, Ont. 

2 The Hiram Hamilton 175 The Hamilton Hamilton 

6 St. John's Hamilton 224 Keystone Hamilton 

75 St. Clair Milton 236 Caledonia Caledonia 

104 White Oak Oakville 243 McKay Stoney Creek 

155 Ancaster Ancaster 262 King- David Burlington 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Robert Sorsdahl, 206 St. Andrew St., Box 645, 

Mitchell, Ont. 

24 Tecumseh Stratford 84 Lebanon Wingham 

30 Huron Goderich 129 Elliott Mitchell 

46 St. James St. Marys 146 Bernard Listowel 

63 Havelock Kincardine 147 Lucknow Lucknow 

66 The Malloch Seaforth 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

R. Ex. Comp. Wilson Stuart Anderson, 47 Linden St., St. Catharines, Ont. 

19 Mount Mcriah St. Catharines 69 Grimsby Grimsby 

29 McCallum Dunnville 76 Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 

55 Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 184 Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 
57 King Hiram . Port Colborne 240 Smithville Smithville 

64 Wil'lson Welland 

TORONTO EAST No. 8 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Henry Daubney, 14 Denny Court, West Hill, Ont. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John 205 Victoria Thornhill 

Toronto 217 St. Alban's Thornhill 

8 King Solomon Toronto 225 Beaver Toronto 

62 York Leaside 235 Aurora Aurora 

65 St. Paul's Toronto 241 University Thornhill 

79 Orient Toronto 258 Tyrian Stouffville 

135 Succoth Uxbridge 263 The Scarborough, Scarborough 

145 The St. Patrick Thornhill 

TORONTO WEST DISTRICT No. 8A 

R. Ex. Comp. Donald Wilson, 23 Baskerville Cres., Etobicoke, Ont. 

77 Occident Toronto 220 Lebanon Etobicoke 

91 Toronto-Antiquity Toronto 230 Port Credit ... Port Credit 

138 Shekinah Toronto 231 The St. Clair Richmond Hill 

195 Peel Bramptjon 232 King Cyrus Toronto 

212 Mount Sinai Leaside 233 Oakwood Leaside 

215 Mimico Mimico 246 Humber Weston 

219 Ulster Scarborough 260 Centennial Streetsvfille 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 

R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Rupert Burton, 387 Wellington St., Midland, Ont. 

27 Manitou Collingwood 131 Amabel Wiarton 

34 Signet Barrie 167 Kichikewana Midland 

56 Georgian Owen Sound 198 Couchiching Orillia 
130 Chantry Southampton 261 Seguin Parry Sound 



110 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ONTARIO DISTRICT NO. 10 
R. Ex. Comp. Irvine Lloyd Fisher, R.R. No. 2, Woodville, Ont. 

28 Pentalpha Oshawa 94 Midland Lindsay 

35 Keystone Whitby 110 Warkworth Warkworth 

36 Corinth-Jan Peterborough 134 King Darius Cannington 

37 Victoria Port Hope 168 Ionic Campbellford 

45 Excelsior Colborne 249 Palestine Bowmanville 

48 St. John's Cobourg 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 
R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Hubert Fresque, Box 80, Napanee, Ont. 

7 The Moira Belleville 72 Keystone Stirling 

26 St. Mark's Trenton 144 Presqu'ile Brighton 

31 Prince Edward Picton 161 Madoc Madoc 

44 Mount Sinai Napanee 227 Quinte Friendship . Belleville 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 
R. Ex. Comp. Douglas Ralph Hough, Box 123, Williamsburg, Ont. 

1 Ancient Frontenac and 68. Maitland Kemptville 

Cataraqui Kingston 112 St. John's Morrisburg 

22 Grenville Prescott 113 Covenant Cornwall 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 132 Leeds Gananoque 

Brockville 

OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 
R. Ex. Comp. George Herbert Patterson, 21 Elm St. W., Smiths Falls, Ont. 

16 Carleton Ottawa 148 St. John's Vankleek Hill 

61 Granite Almonte 151 Laurentian Pembroke 

114 Bonnechere Renfrew 210 Kitchener Russell 

116 Maple Carleton Place 222 Ottawa Ottawa 

133 St. Francis Smiths Falls 226 Prince of Wales Perth 

143 Glengarry Maxville 248 Dochert Arnprior 

ALGOMA DISTR T CT No. 14 
R. Ex. Comp. Frank Arthur Smith, 221 Oscar St., Dryden, Ont. 

82 Shuniah Port Arthur 152 Alberton Fort Frances 

90 Golden Kenora 254 Golden Star Dryden 

140 Fort William Fort William 259 Quetico Atikokan 

149 Atwood Rainy River 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 

R. Ex. Comp. Earl E. McWilliams, 10 Lansdowne Ave., 
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

95 Tuscan Sudbury 103 St. John's North Bay 

102 Algonquin ..Sault Ste. Marie 257 Espanola Espanola 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 
R. Ex. Comp. E. R. MacElwee, 69 Kent Ave., Timmins, Ont. 

169 Temiskaming Haileybury 223 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

213 Northern Lights Timmins 251 Kirkland Kirkland Lake 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 111 

FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS FOR 1972 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Ex. Comp. Walter C. Warmington, 
204 Collingwood St., Kingston. 

2 Hiram — Ex. Comp. Andrew S. Beck, 1324 Upper Sherman Ave., 
Hamilton. 

3 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Allan G. Smuck, R.R. 1, Arva. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— Ex. Comp. R. C. Edwards, 1322 Victoria 
Park Ave., Toronto 16. 

5 St. George's — Ex. Comp. Cameron Leslie McRae, 768 Huron St., 
London 25. 

6 St. John's — Ex. Comp. Clarence Katz, 669 Northland Ave., Bur- 
lington.. 

7 Moira— Ex. Comp. H. T. Bankier, Box 31, Belleville. 

8 King Solomon's — Ex. Comp. Donald A. Wilson, 122 Wishingwell Dr., 
Agincourt. 

15 Wawanosh — Ex. Comp. Archie McKay, 235 Proctor St., Sarnia. 

16 Carleton— Ex. Comp. Wilfred Quesnel, 17 Philip Ct., Apt. 3, Ottawa. 

18 Oxford — Ex. Comp. James Bromiley, 392 Dundas St., Woodstock. 

19 Mount Moriah — Ex. Comp. James William Cairns, 340 Louth St., St. 
Catharines. 

20 Mount Horeb— V. Ex. Comp. Jack R. Lovell, 14 John St., Brantford, 
Ont. 

22 Grenville— Ex. Comp. L. 0. Walker, Box 47, Prescott. 

23 Ezra — Ex. Comp. Norman Card, R.R. 2, Simcoe. 

24 Tecumseh— Ex. Comp. W. J. O'Hara, 95 Easson St., Stratford. 

26 St. Mark's — Ex. Comp. Leslie McNeil, 1 Marmora St., Trenton. 

27 Manitou — Ex. Comp. A. D. Smith, 193 Napier St., Collingwood. 

28 Pantalpha — Ex. Comp. George V. Harvey, 686 Westdale Ct., Oshawa. 

29 McCallum— Ex. Comp. A. Green, R.R. 8, Dunnville. 

30 Huron — Ex. Comp. Stanley Wheeler, 192 Elizabeth St., Goderich. 

31 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Clarence Brummell, R.R. 1, Cherry 
Valley. 

32 Waterloo— Ex. Comp. A. E. Tremaine, 339 Blair Rd., Gait. 

34 Signet— Ex. Comp. G. W. Campbell, 282 Essa Rd., Barrie. 

35 Keystone— Ex. Comp. A. F. Rankine, 1008 Green St., Whitby. 

36 Corinthian — Ex. Comp. J. Dunkerley, 836 Foxe St., Peterborough. 

37 Victoria— Ex. Comp. F. B. Scott, 40 Trefusis St., Port Hope. 

40 Guelph— Ex. Comp. James R. Scott, 183 College Ave. W., Guelph. 

41 Harris— Ex. Comp. Wilfred C. Garratt, 120 Cherry St., Ingersoll. 

44 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. C. A. Markle, Box 155, Napanee. 

45 Excelsior — Ex. Comp. George Lytle, Box 136, Colborne. 

46 St. James — Ex. Comp. Ray Johnson, Lakeside. 

47 Wellington— Ex. Comp. Beverly C. McDonald, 50 Park Ave. E., 
Chatham. 

48 St. John's — R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Baker, Harwood. 

53 Bruce — Ex. Comp. Wm. A. Bradshaw, Petrolia. 

54 Palestine — Ex. Comp. Geo. Robert Jackson, 68 Balaclava St., St. 
Thomas. 

55 Niagara — Ex. Comp. W. J. Wiebe, 20 Andres, Virgil. 

56 Georgian— Ex. Comp. David Ross Tannahill, 1122 - 4th Ave., A. 
West, Owen Sound. 

57 King Hiram— Ex. Comp. R. Radford, 39 Linwood Ave., Port Colborne. 
59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — Ex. Comp. G. A. Robinson, 7 Stanley Cres., 

Brockville. 

61 Granite— Ex. Comp. Peter J. Bogaerts, Box 222, Almonte, Ont. 

62 York— Ex. Comp. B. G. Prosser, 71 Thorncliffe Park Dr., Apt. 502, 
Toronto 17. 

63 Havelock — Ex. Comp. A. MacArthur, R.R. 5, Kincardine. 



112 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

64 Willson— Ex. Comp. N. W. Cooper, 3 Ridgewood Dr., Welland. 

65 St. Paul's — Ex. Comp. Jack Robert Bell, 32 Avonwick Gate, Don 
Mills. 

66 Malloch — Ex. Comp. Maurice Clugston, Seaforth. 

67 Enterprise — Ex. Comp. Nelson Langdon, Box 572, Palmerston. 

68 Maitland — Ex. Comp. Howard R. Ferguson, R.R. 2, North Augusta, 
Ont. 

69 Grimsby — Ex. Comp. J. R. Hands, 1 John St., Grimsby. 

71 Prince of Wales — Ex. Comp. Marwood Fletcher, R.R. 1, McGregor. 

72 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Harry F. Vandervoort, R.R. 3, Stirling. 

73 Erie — Ex. Comp. Harold A. Cameron, R.R. 4, Thamesville. 

74 Beaver — Ex. Comp. Ivan Picott, 271 Burns St., Strathroy. 

75 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. A. G. Munro, 426 George St., Milton. 

76 Mount Nebo— Ex. Comp. R. G. Johnston, 3157 Cattell Dr., Niagara 
Falls. 

77 Occident — Ex. Comp. William Boston, 48 Allanbrooke Dr., Islington. 

78 Minnewawa — Ex. Comp. Harley Jamieson, R.R. 3, Thedford. 

79 Orient — Ex. Comp. Martin Poupart, 73 Eaton Ave., Toronto. 

80 Ark— Ex. Comp. George D. Stickley, 3792 Sandwich St. W., 
Windsor 10. 

81 Aylmer— Ex. Comp. Walter G. Smith, R.R. 2, Aylmer. 

82 Shuniah— Ex. Comp. Elliott Dawson, 229 Munro St., Thunder 
Bay "P". 

83 Ionic — Ex. Comp. John Greason, R.R. 3, Orangeville. 

84 Lebanon — R. Ex. Comp. James Mair, R.R. 5, Brussels. 
88 MacNabb — Ex. Comp. Garnet L. Dunlop, Dresden. 

90 Golden — Ex. Comp. M. B. Ormiston, Suite 8, LaVerendrye Apts., 
Kenora. 

91 Toronto Antiquity — Ex. Comp. Norman Gourley, 27 Khartoum Ave., 
Scarboro. 

94 Midland— Ex. Comp. John Myall, 776 Parkhill Rd., Peterborough. 

95 Tuscan — Ex. Comp. W. B. Muncaster, 586 Kingsway, Sudbury. 

102 Algonquin — Ex. Comp. Arthur Harold Day, 133 Palace Ave,. Sault 
Ste. Marie. 

103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. H. W. Scott, 205 Lakeside Dr., North Bay. 

104 White Oak— Ex. Comp. Fred H. Mayos, 1171 Newton Rd., Oakville. 
110 Warkworth — Ex. Comp. Gordon Hutchinson, Warkworth. 

112 St. John's— Ex. Comp. F. G. Devaul, Morrisburg. 

113 Covenant — Ex. Comp. Wayne Antoine, 320 Susan St., Cornwall. 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. Howard Headrick, R.tl. 1, Admaston. 

115 Brant — Ex. Comp. Wm. Thompson, Bandfield St., Paris. 

116 Maple — Ex. Comp. Roderick George Haufe, Box 274, Hazeldean. 

117 Kitchener— Ex. Comp. Jack E. Bird, 2025 Ambridge Ct., Clarkson. 
119 King Cyrus — Ex. Comp. Jack A. Ward, Box 281, Leamington. 

129 Elliott — Ex. Comp. Ralph Wietersen, Burnholm. 

130 Chantry — Ex. Comp. Dalton Moffatt, Paisley. 

131 Amabel — Ex. Comp. Ross Taylor, Lion's Head. 

132 Leeds — Ex. Comp. Harry Trueman, Lansdowne. 

133 St. Francis — Ex. Comp. Donald E. Duff, R.R. 1, Lombardy. 

134 King Darius — Ex. Comp. Eugene Matwijecky, Sunderland. 

135 Succoth — Ex. Comp. Douglas Parratt, R.R. 1, Claremont. 

138 Shekinah— Ex. Comp. Meredith H. Hastings, 317 Pacific Ave., 

Toronto 9. 
140 Fort William— Ex. Comp. T. Niven, 1335 Crawford Ave., Thunder 

Bay F. 

143 Glengarry — Ex. Comp. William Donald Wiseman, R.R. 2, Finch, Ont. 

144 Presqu'ile— Ex. Comp. Robert Chatterson, Box 147, Brighton. 

145 The St. Patrick— Ex. Comp. William Paul, 189 Cedarvale Ave., Apt. 
614, Toronto 13, Ont. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 113 

146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Alexander W. Wallace, Atwood, Ont. 

147 Lucknow — Ex. Comp. James Mathers, Lucknow, Ont. 

148 St. John's— V. Ex. Comp. P. E. Wall, Vankleek Hill, Ont. 

149 Atwood — Ex. Comp. G. V. Norlund, Rainy River, Ont. 

150 London— Ex. Comp. Barthold A. MacDonald, 68 McNay St., London, 
Ont. 

151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Lloyd C. Phillips, 60 Ypres, Petawawa, Ont. 

152 Alberton— Ex. Comp. Wilfred George Sanders, 406 Church St., Fort 
Frances, Ont. 

153 Sombra — Ex. Comp. George C. Phair, 22 Turnbull Ave., Wallace- 
burg, Ont. 

155 Ancaster — Ex. Comp. Ralph Hurst, Jerseyville, Ont. 
161 Madoc — Ex. Comp. Vers. McMurray, Gilmour, Ont. 

167 Kichikewana— Ex. Comp. Gary Cliff Price, 306 Borden St., Midland, 
Ont. 

168 Ionic — Ex. Comp. Roy Ballard, R.R. No. 5, Campbellford, Ont. 

169 Temiskaming — Ex. Comp. Dave Robson, Box 424, Haileybury, Ont. 
175 The Hamilton— Ex. Comp. T. E. Ion, 133 Bold St., Hamilton, Ont. 
184 Hugh Murray — Ex. Comp. W. D. Cole, 7060 Whitman Ave., Niagara 

Falls, Ont. 
195 Peel— Ex. Comp. L. Archdekin, 289 Main St. N., Brampton, Ont. 
198 Couchiching — Ex. Comp. Allan G. Cook, 43- Albany Ave., Orillia, Ont. 
205 Victoria — Ex. Comp. Bert Cooper, 175 McKee Ave., Willowdale, Ont. 
210 Kitchener— Ex. Comp. J. A. Dunbar, 1065 Alder St., Ottawa, Ont. 

212 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. Lawrence H. Dinaberg, Apt. 607, 535 
Sheppard Ave. W., Downsview, Ont. 

213 Northern Lights— Ex. Comp. Rev. G. C. C. Scovil, 65 Hemlock St., 
Timmins, Ont. 

214 Vimy — Ex. Comp. H. Burton Johnson, R.R. 4, Alvinston, Ont. 

215 Mimico— Ex. Comp. William Bell, 4 - 13th St., Toronto 14. 

217 St. Alban's— Ex. Comp. William Davies, 38 Cobden St., Willowdale, 
Ont. 

218 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Douglas M. Deller, 5 Stoney Crescent, 
Orangeville, Ont. 

219 Ulster— Ex. Comp. D. Richards, 162 Lee Ave., Toronto 13. 

220 Lebanon — Ex. Comp. Samuel Bellis, R.R. No. 1, Rosemont, Ont. 

221 Durham — Ex. Comp. Henry H. Pudden, Durham, Ont. 

222 Ottawa — Ex. Comp. Robert Gilmore Harris, 1994 Haig Dr., Ottawa 
K1G 2K4, Ont. 

223 Abitibi — Ex. Comp. Michael Rogozynski, Iroquois Falls, Ont. 

224 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Lome F. Cunningham, 73 Clarendon Ave., 
Hamilton 50, Ont. 

225 Beaver — Ex. Comp. John Brentnall, 1234 Pharmacy Ave., Scar- 
borough, Ont. 

226 Prince of Wales — Ex. Comp. Orland Ivan Johnston, R.R. No. 4, 
Perth, Ont. 

227 Quinte Friendship— Ex. Comp. Albert Hall, Box 47, Roslin, Ont. 

230 Port Credit— Ex. Comp. Neil Matheson, 70 Wanita Rd., Port Credit. 

231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Arthur F. Brown, Apt. 102, 480 Caledonia Rd., 
Toronto 10, Ont. 

232 King Cyrus— Ex. Comp. Charles B. Coleman, 184 Durant Ave., 
Toronto 6, Ont. 

233 Oakwood— Ex. Comp. Ernst Radau, 270 Cassandra Blvd., Apt. 405, 
Don Mills, Ont. 

234 Halton— Ex. Comp. Robert Tracey, 216 Saturnia Cres., Cooksville, 
Ont. 

235 Aurora — Ex. Comp. George Armstrong, King City, Ont. 

236 Caledonia— Ex. Comp. Robert Ritchie, 10 Adair St., Hamilton, Ont. 

239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. Allan D'Clute, R.R. No. 1, Blenheim, Ont. 

240 Smithville— Ex. Comp. D. M. Pettigrew, Smithville, Ont. 



114 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

241 University — Ex. Comp. Richard W. Gerring, 352 Lawrence Ave. W., 
Toronto 12, Ont. 

242 St. Paul's— Ex. Comp. Douglas John Cook, 436 Beatrice St., 
London, Ont. 

243 McKay— Ex. Comp. William Kane, 561 Cockrane Rd., Hamilton, Ont. 

245 Trenton— Ex. Comp. William E. Vance, 100 - 4th Ave., Gait, Ont. 

246 Humber— Ex. Comp. G. J. Reed, 17 Jardine Place, Weston, 627, Ont. 

247 Nilestown — Ex. Comp. Joseph Kadlecik, 40 Fitzroy Place, London, 
Ont. 

248 Dochert — Ex. Comp. Harry Barr, Pakenham, Ont. 

249 Palestine — Ex. Comp. James W. McFarlane, 45 Centre St., Bow- 
manville, Ont. 

250 Thomas Peter's — Ex. Comp. Ernest John Franklin Loomis, 220 Front 
Road, LaSalle 40, Ont. 

251 Kirkland — Ex. Comp. V. Slater, Box 99, Virginiatown, Ont. 

252 Hiawatha — Ex. Comp. Gerald Hunter, 935 Ferndale Dr., Sarnia, Ont. 

254 Golden Star — Ex. Comp. Sven Otto Norman, Wabigoon, Ont. 

255 Tillsonburg— Ex. Comp. Roy J. Paget, 58 North St. W., Tillsonburg, 
Ont. 

257 Espanola — Ex. Comp. Joseph E. Robinson, 175 Spruce Avenue, 
Elliott Lake, Ont. 

258 Tyrian — Ex. Comp. Roy Kerr, 29 Morewood Crescent, Willowdale, 
Ont. 

259 Quetico — Ex. Comp. James W. Hampton, Box 1226, Atikokan, Ont. 

260 Centennial — Ex. Comp. George A. Markell, 25 Britannia Rd. E., 
Streetsville, Ont. 

261 Seguin — Ex. Comp. Robert Sheriff, 4 Redwood Drive, Parry Sound, 
Ont. 

262 King David — Ex. Comp. Alexander O. Middleton, 106 Dunsmure 
Rd., Hamilton, Ont. 

263 The Scarborough— Ex. Comp. W. Kinnaird, 2560 Kingston Rd., Apt. 
907, Scarborough, Ont. 

SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS FOR 1972 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — R. Ex. Comp. Robert H. Seymour, 
3 Third Ave., Kingston. 

2 The Hiram— R. Ex. Comp. E. M. Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., 
Apt. 11, Hamilton. 

3 St. John's— V. Ex. Comp. Chas. G. Smuck, 20 Thornton Ave., 
London 24. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— Ex. Comp. Keith L. Bellamy, 25 Ferncroft 
Dr., Scarborough. 

5 St. George's — Comp. Malcolm McRae, 1312 Brydges St., London 35. 

6 St. John's— R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave. N., 
Hamilton 27. 

7 The Moira— V. Ex. Comp. S. H. Lennox, 265 Bleeker Ave., Belleville. 

8 King Solomon's— V. Ex. Comp. A. M. Otis, 121 Divadale Dr., 
Toronto 17. 

15 Wawanosh— V. Ex. Comp. H. R. Marriott, 216 Kathleen Ave., Sarnia. 

16 Carleton— Comp. Stuart Gilmour, 196 Metcalfe St., Apt. 603, 
Ottawa 4. 

18 Oxford— Comp. H. P. Deans, 110 Delatre St., Woodstock. 

19 Mount Moriah — R. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Coolin, 18 Cameron Dr., St. 

|^o fr|Q VlTlpC 

20 Mount Horeb— V. Ex. Comp. Arthur W. Cox, 30 Miles Ave., Brant- 
ford. 

22 Grenville — Ex. Comp. G. R. Drummond, R.R. 2, Spencerville. 

23 Ezra — Ex. Comp. W. J. Thompson, 71 Queensway W., Simcoe. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 115 

24 Tecumseh— Comp. W. G. VanSlyck, 70 Mornington St., Stratford. 

26 St. Mark's— Ex. Comp. F. Bowman, 11 Coleman Dr., Trenton. 

27 Manitou — R. Ex. Comp. B. M. Conron, 120 Maple St., Collingwood. 

28 Pentalpha — Comp. Floyd Thomas Fowler, 367 Elizabeth St., Oshawa. 

29 McCallum— Comp. Eric Stabler, R.R. 2, Dunnville. 

30 Huron— R. Ex. Comp. Wm. G. Treble, R.R. 5, Goderich. 

31 Prince Edward— V. Ex. Comp. Fred R. Greatrix, Jr., 205 Main St., 
Box 882, Picton. 

32 Waterloo — V. Ex. Comp. G. J. Johnson, 55 Lansdowne Rd. S., Gait. 

34 Signet— V. Ex. Comp. J. M. Lindsay, 17 Oak St., Barrie. 

35 Keystone— V. Ex. Comp. T. R. Tompkins, 112 St. Peter St., Whitby. 

36 Corinthian— V. Ex. Comp. David Miller, 312 Boswell Ave., Peter- 
borough. 

37 Victoria— R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Meldrum, 19 Scriven Blvd., Port 
Hope. 

40 Guelph— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Quant, 4 Caledonia St., Guelph. 

41 Harris — Ex. Comp. Charles G. Swatridge, 124 Holcroft St., Ingersoll. 

44 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. J. P. MacLean, Napanee. 

45 Excelsior— R. Ex. Comp. D. D. M. Peebles, Colborne, R.R. 3. 

46 St. James— Ex. Comp. G. W. Kelly, St. Mary's. 

47 Wellington — Ex. Comp. H. D. Paulucci, 47 Wilson Ave., Chatham. 

48 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Wm. F. Thompson, R.R. 6, Cobourg. 

53 Bruce— V. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Story, 450 Greenfield St., Box 765, 
Petrolia. 

54 Palestine— V. Ex. Comp. Kurven S. Woodward, 45 Redan St., St. 
Thomas. 

55 Niagara — Comp. E. W. Aldridge, 6 Youngblut, St. Catharines. 

56 Georgian — Ex. Comp. C. L. Denny, R.R. 7, Owen Sound. 

57 King Hiram — Comp. L. L. Doan, 801 Elm St., Port Colborne. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — V. Ex. Comp. James Grant Ruston, 164 James 
St. E., Brockville. 

61 Granite — Comp. Robert A. Young, R.R. 3, Almonte. 

62 York— Ex. Comp. J. S. Shield, 49 Vanderhoof Ave., Toronto 17. 

63 Havelock — V. Ex. Comp. H. J. Norman, R.R. 5, Kincardine. 

64 Willson— R. Ex. Comp. J. C. L. McKeand, 5 Birchmount Dr., Welland. 

65 St. Paul's— Comp. Alfred Ollev, 52 Westmoreland Ave., Toronto 4. 

66 Malloch— R. Ex. Comp. Rev. J. C. Britton, Box 133, Hensall. 

67 Enterprise — Comp. L. E. Morphy, Box 188, Palmerston. 

68 Maitland— R. Ex. Comp. Gideon J. J. Purcell, Oxford Station, Box 9. 

69 Grimsby — Comp. W. Fairbrother, Box 674, Beamsville. 

71 Prince of Wales— R. Ex. Comp. R. Charles Brushett, Box 68, Essex. 

72 Keystone — V. Ex. Comp. John L. Good, Box 2, Stirling. 

73 Erie — Comp. James C. Lyttle, Rodney. 

74 Beaver— Ex. Comp. M. E. Gare, 24 Front St. E., Strathroy. 

75 St. Clair— R. Ex. Comp. C. G. Lewington, 336 Pearl St., Milton. 

76 Mount Nebo — R. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington, Niagara Parkway, 
Queenston. 

77 Occident — Comp. Gordon C. H. Avery, 1835 Bayview Ave., Apt. 316, 
Toronto 17. 

78 Minnewawa— V. Ex. Comp. Chas. J. Fox, R.R. No. 5, Parkhill, Ont. 

79 Orient — Ex. Comp. Ralph Macdonald, 11 Davies Cresc, Toronto 357. 

80 Ark— V. Ex. Comp. Clarence W. Flett, 442 Askin Blvd., Windsor 
11, Ont. 

81 Aylmer — Ex. Comp. R. Sinden, Box 132, Aylmer. 

82 Shuniah— R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Cheetham, 374 Morse St., Thunder 
Bay. 

83 Ionic — Comp. W. A. Jackson, R.R. 5, Orangeville, Ont. 

84 Lebanon — V. Ex. Comp. John McLean, R.R. 1, Wroxeter. 



116 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

88 MacNabb— Ex. Comp. Grant E. H. Brandon, Box 399, 892 North St., 
Dresden. 

90 Golden— Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent, 313 Charles St., Keewatin. 

91 Toronto Antiquity — Ex. Comp. Herb Powell, 48 Lincoln Ave., 
Toronto 9. 

94 Midland — Comp. Ivan B. Brown, R.R. 2, Lindsay. 

95 Tuscan— R. Ex. Comp. W. B. Walker, 2031 Kingsway, R.R. 1, 
Sudbury. 

102 Algonquin— Comp. E. C. Price, 65 Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie. 

103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. A. J. Scott, 675 Birchwood Rd., North Bay. 

104 White Oak— V. Ex. Comp. S. R. Amos, 87 Birchill Lane, Oakville, 
Ont. 

110 Warkworth— Comp. William G. Taylor, Warkworth, Ont. 

112 St. John's— Ex. Comp. G. W. Thorn, 76 Lakeshore Drive, Box 99, 
Morrisburg, Ont. 

113 Covenant— Ex. Comp. R. A. Young, 104 York St., Cornwall. 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. Harold Skinner, 547 Fortington Ave., 
Renfrew. 

115 Brant — Comp. Ben Duncan, Box 172, Drumbo. 

116 Maple — R. Ex. Comp. Mervyn P. Morris, Box 804, Carleton Place. 

117 Kitchener — Comp. Frank L. Barrett, 34 Sheldon Ave. N., Kitchener. 
119 King Cyrus— V. Ex. Comp. Donald A. Robinson, 62 Oak St. W., 

Leamington. 

129 Elliot— Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Cheoros, Mitchell, Ont. 

130 Chantry— R. Ex. Comp. Harvey William Morrow, R.R. 2, Port Elgin. 

131 Amabel— V. Ex. Comp. Orville B. Greig, Box 356, Wiarton. 

132 Leeds — Comp. A. L. Wheeler, Box 149, Gananoque. 

133 St. Francis— R. Ex. Comp. C. A. Bailey, 29 Glen Ave., Smiths Falls. 

134 King Darius — Comp. L. G. Parliament, 27 St. John St., Cannington. 

135 Succoth— V. Comp. H. V. Watson, 27 Main St., Box 397, Uxbridge. 
138 Shekinah — V. Ex. Comp. Bernard W. Spencer, 19 Alicewood Ct., 

Rexdale. 
140 Fort William— Comp. W. S. Shaver, 707 Ruskin Cres., Thunder Bay. 

143 Glengarry — Comp. Roderick Fraser McRae, Box 2, Maxville. 

144 Presqu'ile — Ex. Comp. Frank Lindsey, Box 402, Brighton. 

145 The St. Patrick — Comp. Murray Henderson, 3004 Bayview Ave., 
Willowdale. 

146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Bert Hastings, Box 324, Listowel. 

147 Lucknow — Ex. Comp. Gordon Montgomery, Lucknow. 

148 St. John's — Comp. L. G. Harcourt, 461 Stanley St., Hawkesbury. 

149 Atwood — Ex. Comp. William Warner, Rainy River. 

150 London — Comp. Bloss E. Doupe, 419 Randol Dr., London. 

151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Lornenzo A. Schultz, 291 Doran St., Pem- 
broke, Ont. 

152 Alberton— Ex. Comp. E. A. Langstaff, 913 Portage Ave., Fort 
Frances. 

153 Sombra — R. Ex. Comp. G. A. Lauzon, 71 Maplewood Cres., Wallace- 
burg. 

155 Ancaster — V. Ex. Comp. George Penny, R.R. 2, Ancaster. 
161 Madoc — V. Ex. Comp. D. Kernohan, Box 519, Madoc. 

167 Kichikewana— V. Ex. Comp. Karl E. Morrison, 219 Elizabeth St., 
Midland. 

168 Ionic— Ex. Comp. F. W. Long, Box 143, Campbellford. 

169 Temiskaming— Ex. Comp. A. Armstrong, 235 Scott St., Box 670, 
New Liskeard. 

175 The Hamilton— Ex. Comp. B. D. Burt, 96 Haddon Ave. N., 

Hamilton 16. 
184 Hugh Murray— V. Ex. Comp. William Rostron, 38 Phipps St., Fort 

Erie. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 117 

195 Peel— V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline, 40 David St., Brampton 

198 Couchiching— Ex. Comp. A. 0. Murray, 214 West St. N., Orillia. 

205 Victoria— V. Ex. Comp. G. J. Hall, 18 Kingsdale Ave., Willowdale. 

210 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. W. M. Stanley, Box 10, Russell, Ont. 

212 Mount Sinai— V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Bain, 68 Divadale Dr., Toronto 17. 

213 Northern Lights— Comp. L. Hamilton, 158 Main St. S., South 
Porcupine. 

214 Vimy— Comp. S. J. Mitchell, Alvinston, R.R. 6. 

215 Mimico— Ex. Comp. D. J. Campbell, 65 - 16th St., Toronto 14. 

217 St. Alban's— R. Ex. Comp. John Webber, 416 Metro Road, Willow 
Beach P.O., Ont. 

218 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Alex Mawdsley, Shelburne. 

219 Ulster— Comp. T. H. Barker, 3110 Yonge St., Apt. 309, Toronto. 

220 Lebanon— V. Ex. Comp. W. M. Creech, 20 Great Oak Dr., Islington. 

221 Durham — Ex. Comp. Kenneth M. Hooper, R.R. 4, Durham. 

222 Ottawa— Comp. W. Earl Tuck, 33 Regent St., Apt. 4, Ottawa 
K1S 2R4. 

223 Abitibi — R. Ex. Comp. Horace A. Jones, Box 125, Iroquois Falls, Ont. 

224 Keystone— Ex. Comp. W. Hayes, 291 West 5th St., Hamilton 40. 

225 Beaver— V. Ex. Comp. John T. Wallace, 33 Inwood Ave., Toronto. 

226 Prince of Wales— Comp. D. Alexander McQuaid, Box 108, Sharbot 
Lake. 

227 Quinte Friendship — Ex. Comp. Ernie L. Goodman, 309 Bleecker Ave., 
Belleville. 

230 Port Credit— V. Ex. Comp. John I. Parke, 7 Elizabeth St. N., Apt. 
804, Port Credit. 

231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Albert W. Johnson, 100 Wellesley St. E., 
Apt. 2613, Toronto. 

232 King Cyrus— R. Ex. Comp. A. Currie, 23 Thorncliffe Park Dr., Apt. 
403, Toronto 17. 

233 Oakwood— Comp. R. A. Dunlop, 31 Hemford Cres., Don Mills, Ont. 

234 Halton— R. Ex. Comp. Irwin G. Noble, 15 Noble Ct., Georgetown. 

235 Aurora — R. Ex. Comp. N. F. Johnson, 69 Connaught Ave., Aurora. 

236 Caledonia — Ex. Comp. John C. Lang, R.R. 3, Caledonia. 

238 The St. Andrew— V. Ex. Comp. A. V. Sedgwick, 194A Duchess Ave., 
London 16, Ont. 

239 Blenheim — Ex. Comp. Lloyd Francis Guyette, R.R. 1, Blenheim. 

240 Smithville— R. Ex. Comp. L. T. Vail, R.R. 2, Beamsville. 

241 University— R. Ex. Comp. O. Roy Roberts, 134 Old Orchard Grove, 
Toronto 12. 

242 St. Paul's— R. Ex. Comp. William B. Chalcraft, 2189 Dundas St., 
Box 115, London 36. 

243 McKay — Ex. Comp. Norman Pratt, 513 Hager Ave., Burlington. 

245 Preston — Ex. Comp. M. Zimmerman, 550 Victoria Ave., Preston. 

246 Humber— V. Ex. Comp. D. C. Danby, c/o G. J. Reed, 17 Jardine 
Place, Weston 627. 

247 Nilestown — Comp. Garfield M. Kirkpatrick, 746 Galloway Cres., 
London 64. 

248 Dochert — V. Ex. Comp. George Clarke, 58 Daniel St. N., Arnprior. 

249 Palestine— R. Ex. Comp. H. G. Freeman, R.R. 6, Bowmanville. 

250 Thomas Peter's— R. Ex. Comp. Allan Leal, 2297 Parkwood Ave., 
Windsor, Ont. 

251 Kirkland — Comp. H. A. Gauld, 5 Wright Hargreaves Ave., Kirkland 
Lake. 

252 Hiawatha — Comp. E. D. Mann, 1442 Colborne Road, Sarnia. 

253 Regal— Ex. Comp. E. S. Ford, Box 698, Port Dover, Ont. 

254 Golden Star— Ex. Comp. R. G. Amos, 113 King St., Dryden. 

255 Tillsonburg— V. Ex. Comp. Ross Wittet, 31 Ridout St. E., Tillson- 
burg. 



118 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

257 Espanola — Ex. Comp. Alvin H. Wood, Box 76, Gore Bay. 

258 Tyrian— Ex. Comp. Cec. White, 225 Mill St., Richmond Hill. 

259 Quetico — Ex. Comp. Einar I. Swanbergson, Box 608, Atikokan. 

260 Centennial — V. Ex. Comp. Victor W. Newman, 154 Thomas St., 
Streetsville. 

261 — Seguin — Comp. J. E. Simms, 2 James St., Parry Sound. 

262 King David— Comp. J. E. Richardson, 433 Main St. W., Hamilton 12. 

263 Scarborough — Comp. A. Hutton, 11 Belyea Cres., Scarborough. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 119 

Grand First Principals of the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario from 1857 to 1972 



*W. M. Wilson 


. . 1857 


♦Thompson Wilson 


. 1858 


*T. D. Harington 


. 1958-60 


♦John C. Franck . 


. . 1861-2 


♦T. D. Harington . . 


1863-4-5-6 




7-8-9-70-1 


*S. B. Harmon 


1872 


*C. D. Macdonell . . . . 


. . 1873 


*Jas. Seymour 


. 1874 


*L. H. Henderson 


. . 1875-6 


*F. J. Menet 


. . 1877-8 


♦Daniel Spry 


. . 1879-80 


* Donald Ross . . 


. 1881-2 


♦H. Macpherson ... 


. 1883-4 


♦Thos. Sargant 


1885-6 


♦Rob. Hendry Jr. 


1887 


♦R. B. Hungerford 


1888-9 


♦J. J. Mason 


1890-1 


♦J. E. Harding 


1892-3 


♦J. Ross Robertson 


1894-5 


♦M. Walsh 


1896-7-8 


*Wm. G. Reid 


1899-1900 


♦Wm. Gibson 


1901-2 


♦A. Shaw 


1903-4 


♦William Roaf 


1905-6 


♦John Leslie . . 


1907-8 


♦George Moore 


1909-10 


♦Fred W. Harcourt 


1911-2 


♦Daniel F. MacWatt 


1913-4 


♦Wm. S. R. Murch 


1915-6 



♦A. S. Gorrell, M.D. . 1917-8 

♦Wm. N. Ponton . 1919-20 

*H. S. Griffin, M.D. . . 1921 

♦Richard H. Spencer 1922-3 

♦Walter H. Davis 1924-5 

*Kenneth J. Dunstan . ... 1926-7 

♦Edwin Smith . . 1928-9 

♦Walter G. Price, D.D.S. 1930-1 

♦Chas. W. Haentschel, M V D. 1932-3 

♦Alexander Cowan 1934 

♦George L. Gardiner 1935-6 

♦Wm. Y. Mills . . . 1937-8 

♦Llewellyn F. Stephens 1939-40 

♦John M. Empey .... 1941-2 

John M. Burden 1943-4 

♦Reginald V. Conover 1945-6 

♦Frederick W. Dean . . . 1947-8 

♦Clarence MacL. Pitts 1949-50 

Alexander G. N. Bradshaw 1951-2 

♦John A. M. Taylor 1953-4 

John L. House . . 1955-6 

Maurice A. Searle 1957-8 

Bruce H. Smith . . 1959-60 

Charles W. Emmett 1961-2 

Fraser Hav, M.D. 1963-4 

James E. Girven 1965-6 

♦Stanley Portch . . 1967-8 

G. Harold Shannon 1969 

Frederick W. D. Welham 1970-1 

Leo J. Gent 1972 



Honorary Past Grand First Principals and others of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 

Elected Elected 

♦Henry Robertson 1888 + A. T. Freed 1920 

♦Kivas Tully 1891 ♦Sir John M. Gibson 1922 

♦Hugh Murray 1903 ♦Roderick B. Dargavel 1941 

♦Harry H. Watson 1909 ♦Melville S. Gooderham 1957 

♦E. T. Malone 1919 *Reginald J. Lewis 1964 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland— Grand Z. 1958. 
R. Ex. Comp. Sir George Boag, England— Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958. 
♦R. Ex. Comp. William A. Laird, Scotland— Hon. Past Grand Scribe E., 1958. 
R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sweeting, Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. 
Soj. 1958. 



Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario 



♦Thomas B. Harris 
♦R. P. Stephens 
♦Daniel Spry 
♦David McLellan 
♦Thomas Sargent 
♦George J. Bennett 

♦Deceased 



1857-1873 ♦Henry T. Smith 

1874-1875 ♦Edwin Smith 

1876-1877 ♦Fred J. Johnson 

1878-1891 Maurice A. Searle 

1892-1898 Robert J. Hamilton 

1899-1915 Frederick C. Conley 



1916-1928 
1929-1949 
1949-1959 
1960-1961 
1962-1969 
1970 



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AT GRAND 
Grand Chapter 

Alabama 

Alberta 

Argentina 

Arizona 

Arkansas 
British Columbia 
California 

Colorado 

Connecticut 

Delaware 

Dist. of Columbia 

Finland 

Florida 

France 

Georgia 

Idaho 

Illinois 

India 

Indiana 

Iowa 

Ireland 

Israel 

Kansas 

Kentucky 

Louisiana 

Maine 

Manitoba 

Maryland 

Massachusetts 
Michigan .... 

Minnesota 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana 

Nebraska 

Netherlands . . 
Nevada 

New Brunswick 
New Hampshire 
New Jersey . 
New Mexico 
New South Wales 
New York 



New Zealand 
North Carolina 
North Dakota 
Nova Scotia 
Ohio . . 

Oklahoma . . 
Oregon 
Pennsylvania 
Philippines 
Quebec 
Queensland 
Rhode Island 
Saskatchewan 
Scotland 
South Carolina 
South Dakota 
Switzerland 



Tennessee 

Texas 

Utah 

Vermont 

Victoria 

Virginia 

Washington 
Western Australia 
West Virginia 

Wisconsin 

Wyoming 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Name Residence 

Earl J. McKeever 10 Julia St., Port Hope 

E. K. Hogaboom Athol St., Toronto 

Wm. H. Sproule 4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton 

Edward Marshall Apt. No. 11, 137 Emerald St., 

Hamilton 
J. Howard Coleman 104 Lincoln Park Ave., Sarnia 

John A. Mackie . . 10 Reigate Road, Toronto 18 

B. M. Conron 120 Maple St., Collingwood 

Cyril McMullen R.R. No. 5, Belleville 

Dr. L. Noble Armstrong 185 Brock St., Kingston 

Wm. J. Grierson 136 Bedford Park Ave., Toronto 12 

B. H. Smith 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville 

Bryan Alford 42 Forthbridge Dr., Downsview 

Gordon K. Brown ... 195 Cross Ave., Oakville 
George A. Phillips ... 30 Daniel St., Smith Falls 

E. T. Querney 321 Laura Ave., Sudbury 

J .Sinclair 174 Dahlia Ave., Ottawa 

J. W. Woodland ... Ill Raglan Ave., Apt. 1501, 

Toronto 10 
Charles D. Donald ... Oakville, Ont. 

James H. Rogers Skyview Apts, 3 East 37th St., 

Hamilton 
William S. Thomson .... 1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville 
R. W. E. McFadden 4 Hart Street, Brantford 

Irving Inglis 28 Yeoman's Road, Downsview 

Rev. A. S. H. Cree . . Leamington 

Jos. Carson . . 689 Colborne Street, London 

Lome E. Vaughan ... 315 Bleecker St., Belleville 

Arthur W. Ayre 22 Connaught Ave., London 

Leo J. Gent Box 78, 21 Catharine St., Dorchester 

Dr. Fraser Hav 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel 

Fred W. D. Welham 60 Stewart-Smith Dr., Toronto 385 

F. Carl Ackert . 1 Lincoln Avenue, Gait 
H. T. C. Humphries 53 Clegg Street, Ottawa 

H. S. Biggs ... 463 Hillsdale Ave., Toronto 7 

David Harcus R.R. 1, Perkinsfield, Ont. 

A. V. Roy Box 57, Naoanee 

Maarten vanWamelen . 1177 Bloor St. E., Mississauga 

V. L. Mutton 66 Roanoke Rd., Don Mills 

Dr. George Turner, M.D. 2281 Victoria Avenue, Windsor 
N. M. Sprague . Trenton 

G. H. Shannon 30 Spetz Street, Kitchener 

J. A. Kennedy Apt. 323, Grosvenor St., London 11 

Wellington Smith 166 Third St., Fort Frances 

M. A. Searle Apt. 21, 24 Shallmbar Blvd., 

Toronto 10 

Harold Ince 82 Spruce Avenue, Thornhill 

W. Leslie Davies 711 Cleremont Ave., London 

William H. Gummer 242 Westdale Ave., Kingston 

Leslie C. Ewener 961 Toro Street, Sarnia 

A. G. N. Bradshaw 655 Waterloo Street, London 

R. J. Hamilton . 69 Rathburn Rd.. Islington 

John James Robins 316 Second St., Midland 

John L. House 14 Pearson Avenue, Toronto 13 

William E. Gardner 18 Littlewood Cres., Etobicoke 

C. W. Emmett . 27 Colwood Rd., Islington 
Neil A. MacEachern Waterloo 

Donald L. Attridge .... 4 Alexander Avenue, Gait 
J. E. Girven 581 Weller Street, Peterborough 

James Turnbull 377 O'Connor Dr., Toronto 6 

Robert H. Seymour ... 3 Third Avenue, Kingston 
Frederick C. Conley 4 Houghton Blvd., Markham 

L. B. Morrison . . 1222 York Mills Road, Apt. 306, 

Don Mills 
Chas. Fotheringham 57 Union St. E., Apt. 103, Waterloo 

Fred Scott 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton 

Lloyd B. Gillespie 4io Eden Avenue, Ottawa 

Norman Farrington Niagara Parkway, Queenston 

Harold Foote 62 Cunning Ave., Aurora 

John J. Carpenter 15 Cornelia Street, Smiths Falls 

Wm. Cecil Carson . . 250 Iona St.. Ottawa 3 
Everett C. Wood . 58 Harriet St., Belleville 

W. H. Sargent Listowel 

Dr. S. Perlman 11 Shallmar, Toronto 10 

E. C. Price 65 Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie 



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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

FROM GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Walter F. Estes 531-19th N., Birmingham 

Alberta Edward Glover 



Arizona 

Argentina 

Arkansas 
British Columbia 
California 

Colorado 

Connecticut 



Delaware 



10019 - 2nd St. S.E., Calgary 
122 Kinsley Ave., Winslow, 86047 
3355 Sucre, Buenos Aires 
Box 105, Osceola, 72370 
145 Talisman Ave., Vancouver 10 
16850 Adlon Rd., Encino, 91316 

C. L. Batholick 414 Equitable Bldg., Denver 

C. J. Fairhurst Seventy Acre Road, R.D. 3, West 

Redding, Connecticut 
Ralph Cassel 201 Maple Ave., Wilmington 19809 



John C. Walton 

R. W. Haxell . . 

L. W. Williams 

A. R. Byrnell 

William T. Deckeraw 



Dist. of Columbia Kenneth C. Markward 6600 Boulevard View, Alexandria, 

Virginia 22307 

Finland Jaakko Meriluoto Vanhatie 30, as 15 Lahti, Finland 

Florida Richard I. Lanier 4044 Green St., Lahti, Finland 

France Rene A. Haner 5 rue Jacques-Balmat, 

1211 Geneve II, Geneva 

Georgia T. B. Elfe 1301 Vineville, Macon 

Germany Gunther Gall 652 Worms am Rhein, Postfach 214 



Idaho 
Illinois 
India 
Indiana 

Iowa 

Ireland 

Israel 

Kansas 

Kentucky 



Chas. Hartung . . 530 No. 6th St., Payette 

Garland F. Thomas 

Syed Akbar Husain .... Bank Road, Patna-1, Bihar 
Miles A. Scheffel 5375 Maplewood Drive, Speedway, 

Indiana 46224 

Glen W. Wilson 516-16th St. S.E., Mason City 50401 

Donald McGaughey 40 Upper Arthur St., Belfast 

N. Ben-Haviv 8 Bialik St., Haifa 

Earl M. Sitton 305 East First Street, Ellis, 67637 

Allen Earl Bell Moreland 



New South Wales Norman Soutar 

(Australia) 
New York 
New Zealand 
North Carolina 
North Dakota 
Nova Scotia 



2163 Tulip St., Baton Rouge 70806 

Wiscasset, Maine 

Elgin 

Dentoh 

660 Belmont Street, Watertown 

Arthur Burke 1721 - 16th Street, Port Huron 

Fred Hilden International Falls 

Justin N. Jones Hattiesburg 

Arthur Berge Pratt Jr. 4337 Genessee, Kansas City 
Box 254, Choteau 
6927 Colby, Lincoln 68505 
Hofbrouckerlaan 10, Oegstgeest 
235 West Richards St., Fallon 
R.R. 6, Woodstock 
15 Elliott Park, Dover 03820 
8 Glenwood Place, Pennsville 08070 
1515 Los Tomases Drive, N.W. 

Albuquerque 
8 George's River Road, Croydon 

Park. Sydney 
2944 South Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 
11 Palm Ave., Palmerston N. 
Box 3115, New Bern, 28560 
Rt. 1, Jamestown 58301 



Louisiana Lonnie L. Vallery 

Maine Milton C. Stephens 

Manitoba W. A. Maguire 

Maryland Gerald M. Pine 

Massachusetts W. F. Clark 

Michigan 

Minnesota 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana ... Marion A. Averill 

Nebraska Dean L. Robertson 

Netherlands D. P. Harmsen 

Nevada Stephen Ray Downs 

New Brunswick Fred E. Mallory 

New Hampshire Charles E. Leighton Jr. 

New Jersey . Kenneth F. Cruikshank 

New Mexico . . William L. Ranville 



James D. Seatter 
Percival Charles Betts 
Henry A. Barrow 
Thomas H. Rappley 



Pex. W. Davis 

Robert J. Miller 318 Nittany Ave., Nittany Terrace 

Apts., State College 16801 
Primo I. Guzman No. 8 E. Javinto Street, 

Mandaluyong, Rizal 

216 Layfayette Street, Montreal 



Canon George F. Arnold 1348 Tower Rd., Halifax 

Ohio Rev. Alvin G. Myrice . . 4700 W. Temperance Rd., 

Ottawa Lake, Mich. 49267 

Oklahoma Robert L. Taylor Box 187, Skiatook 

Oregon 
Pennsylvania 

Philippines 

Quebec 
Queensland, 
(Australia) 
Rhode Island 
Saskatchewan 
Scotland 

South Carolina 
South Dakota 
Switzerland 
Tennessee 

Texas 

Utah . . 

Vermont 
Victoria, 
(Australia 



Arthur J. Osgood 

Dr. L. T. Jobbins 

K. S. Wilder 

Otto F. Doerr 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl 

of Galloway 
Wm. N. Bradford . . 
Joseph Hansen 
Franz G. W. Srhetelig 



113 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane B.17 
33 Elder Ave., East Providence 
Kerrobert 

76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

Box 1343, Sumter, 29151 

Hurley 

43 Titlisstrasse, Zurich 



A. B. Church, Jr Rt. 5, Franklin, Tenn. 



Virginia Wm. E 



Richard K. Pitts 
Robert H. Drew 
George E. Cummings 

Keith Dodgshun 



Box 51, Hilltop Dr., Kerrville 78028 
1083 East 460 South, Provo 
33 Clough St., Windsor 05089 



Stratchan St., Hopetown, Victoria 

Norman 6157 Westwood Terrace, Norfolk, 

_„ Virginia 23508 

Washington Albert Jensen 3917 Densmore Avenue, Seattle 

Western Australia E. Blanckensee G.P.O. Box T. 1878, Perth 

West Virginia ... C. C. McGhee Huntington 

Wisconsin Robert H. Tallman 114 Maple St., Spooner, 54801 

Wyoming Wm. J. Smith 207N - 4th Street, Douglas 

Wyoming, 82633 



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GRAND SECRETARIES 



Grand Chapter 

Alabama 



Alaska 

Alberta 

Argentina 

Arizona 

Arkansas 
British Columbia 

California 

Colorado 

Connecticut .... 

Delaware 

Dist. of Columbia 

England 

Finland 



Name 

Thomas W. Oliver 

H. Dexter Bacon 
F. J. Hand 



A. Lappas 

Dwight E. Shannon 

O. B. Shaw 

Ewen E. Andrews . . 



William C. Leeson 
Charles R. Stott . . . 
Wolcott S. Bissell 
Lawrence B. Jones 
Marvin E. Fowler 

J. W. Stubbs 

Martti V. Mustakallio 



Florida Thomas N. Morrison 

France S. J. L. Humbert 

Georgia J. E. Moseley 

Germany William E. Smith, Jr. 

Idaho Roland R. Fletcher- 
Illinois Lyle Melvin 

India P. M. Sundaram 



Indiana Carl E. Shrader 

Iowa John A. Watts 

ireland James O. Harte 



Israel M. Silverstone 

Kansas Henry O. Bennett 

Kentucky Chas. K. A. McGaughey 

Louisiana Lee W. Harris 



Maine 

Manitoba .... 

Maryland 
Massachusetts 
Michigan . 



Charles S. Brown 
C. J. Hutchings . 



D. Ross Vansant, Jr. 
Archie M. Simons 
Orlow J. Myers 



Minnesota Ralph W. Bell 



Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana 

Nebraska 

Netherlands 



Nevada 

New Brunswick 

New Hampshire 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 
New South Wales 

(Australia) 
New York 



Cecil A. Thorn 
Bruce H. Hunt 
Wm. A. Thaanum 
Ralph R. Carleton 
W. J. van Es 



F. Y. Williams . 
B. G. Boutilier . . 
Lester W. Holt 
Harry R. Pine 
Elmer H. Riemen 
W. B. S. Jobling 



H. Randall Kreger 



New Zealand W. G. Webster 



Residence 

1 South 55th Place, Woodlawn 

P.O. Box 2822-A, Birmingham, 35212 

Box 546, Palmer 

1717-28th Avenue S.W., Calgary 7 

1385 Arenales, Buenos Aires (R.41) 

3126 W. Pierson Street, Phoenix 

Box 487, Fort Smith 

Room 506, 119 West Pender St., 

Vancouver 3 

Rm. 423, Masonic Temple, 25 Van 

Ness Avenue, San Francisco 

Suite 770, Mas. Temple, 1614 Welton 

St., Denver, Colorado, 80202 

Masonic Temple, 201 Ann St., 

Hartford 06103 
2400 Milltown Rd., 

Wilmington, 19808 
1904 White Oaks Drive, Alexandria, 
Va., 22306 
Freemasons Hall, London, W.C. 2B, 
Gt. Queen Street 
Royal Arch Grand Chapter of 
Finland, Grand Scribe E., c/o 
Grand Lodge of Finland, Kasar- 
mikatu 16D, Helsinki 13 
P.O. Box 1532, Lakeland, Fla., 33802 
65, Boulevard Bineau, 65 Neuilly- 
Sur-Seine (Seine) France 
811 Mulberry Street, Macon 31201 
652 Worms am Rhein, Postfach 214 
5212 Bel Air, Boise, 83705 
P.O. Box 433, Dixon, 61021 
Freemasons Hall. Janoath. 

Post Box No. 681, New Delhi 
P.O. Box 344, Franklin 46131 
Box 155, Grand Junction 
Freemasons Hall, 17 Moleworth St., 
Dublin 2 
72 Kaf Tet November St., Tel-Aviv 
Box 1217, Topeka 66601 
694 New Circle Rd. N.E. Lexington, 
Kentucky 405-05 
Box 209, Mas. Temple, Alexandria, 
Louisiana, 71301 
19 Condin Street, Belfast 
15 Crowson Bay, Fort Garry, 

Winnipeg 19 
138 Sna View Ave.. Annanolis 21401 
186 Tremont St., Boston, 02111 
Masonic Temple, 133E Michigan 

Ave., Battle Creek. Mich. 49014 
1408 West Lake St., Minneapolis, 

Minn., 55408 
P.O. Box 1030 Meridian 
Box 188, Kirksville, 63501 ' 

36 Beaverhead Drive, Helena 59601 
401 Masonic Temple, Omaha 68102 
Corn. Drebbelstraat 24-11, 

Amsterdam 
P.O. Box 928, Elko 89801 
70 Mountain Rd., St. John 
6 Ellsworth St., Concord, 03301 

37 Carlton Avenue, Trenton 08618 
Post Office Box 1375. Roswell, 88201 
160 Castlereagh St., 10th Floor, 

Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia 
Masonic Hall, 71 W. 23rd St., 

New York 
Box 263, Auckland 1 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 123 

North Carolina . . . Tarn L. Shumaker Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, 

Asheville, N.C., 28801 

North Dakota . . Delbert J. Miller Box 128 D, Devil's Lake 58301 

Nova Scotia . . E. L. Eaton, P.G.A R.R. #2, Centreville, Kings County 

Ohio Oliver H. Ormiston . . Box 27. Bartlett, 45713 

Oklahoma F. M. Lumbard Box 1037, Muskogee 74401 

Ontario F. C. Conley 240 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto 12 

Oregon T. Stanton Ford 2170 &. W. Taylors Ferry Road, 

Portland. Oregon 97219 

Pennsylvania Albert H. Connelly . Scottish Rite Cathedral, 

150 N. Broad St., 
Philadelphia, 19107 

Philippines Antonio Gonzales Sr., . c/o York Rite Bodies, 1440 San 

Marceline. Manila 

Quebec H. Wall Clarke 2295 St. Mark Street, Montreal 25 

Queensland, 

Australia .... Gordon L. Shaw Box 425-F, G.P.O., Brisbane 

Rhode Island Alfred C. Bateman 56 Cindy Lane, Warwick, 

R.I. 02886 

Saskatchewan W. B. Motion 2625 Grant Rd., Regina 

Scotland . Thomas McFarlane 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

South Carolina Henry F. Collins 901 Palmetto State Life Building, 

Columbia 29201 

South Dakota ... Walter H. Reckling Box 425, Winner 

Switzerland 

(Helvetia) H. O. Mauerhofer Box 216, 3001 Berne 

Tennessee Wallace Phelan Douglas Box 216, Nashville, 37202 

Texas E. S. Winfree, Jr P.O. Box 296, Waco 76703 

Utah Paul B. Pickering . . Masonic Temple, 650 East South 

Temple St., Salt Lake City 84102 

Vermont D. Burleigh Smalley Jr. Masonic Temple, Box 443. 

Victoria, Burlington 05401 

Australia J. R. E. Attwood 164 Flinders St., Melbourne. 

CD , 3000 

Virginia Wilbur Applewhite ... 1 North 5th St., Richmond, Va. 23219 

Richmond. 23220 

Washington Anton L. Marek 23825 - 15th Ave., S.E. #52, 

Bothwell, Wash., 98011 

Western Australia L. C. Wilson G.P.O. Box T-1878, Perth, 

Western Australia 6001 
West Virginia . George V. Gorrell ... 304 Riley Law Bldg., Wheeling 

Wisconsin Earl B. Bauer Room 239, 225E. Michigan St., 

Milwaukee, Wise. 53202 

Wyoming Marcus R. Nicols Masonic Temple, Casper 

England-Wales 

(M.M.M. Lodge) M .G. Edwards, M.B.E. P.G. 40 Upperbrook Street, 

London 1, W.C. 



124 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Page 

ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 73 

ANNIVERSARIES 22 

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND Z 97 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 11 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 80 

ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS REPORT 72 

AWARDS— DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL 31 

Committee on Award 86 

Jewels 28-31 

BALANCE SHEET 67 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 76 

Report of Committee 76 

BURSARIES 82 

BUDGET 93 

BY-LAW CHANGES 32 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS 75 

COMMUTED FUND 70 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

Report of 94 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

Report 89 

CORRESPONDENCE, FRATERNAL 

Committee 81 

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE 

Report 12-16 

DEATHS ■ 4 

DEDICATIONS 4 

DEMITS 107 

DISPENSATIONS 31 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 5 

DISTRICTS 1 TO 16 

List of Grand Superintendents with Chapter Number 108 
EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION 

Committee on 87-88 



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Page 
ELECTION 

Report 95 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENTS 

Members 97 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 93 

FINANCIAL REPORT — AUDITOR 65 

FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses Ill 

FRATERNAL DEAD 

Report 7-11, 20-22 

GRAND CHAPTER 

Officers — 1972 4 

Opening 5 

Call Off 95 

Call on : 95 

GRAND Z. 

Address 18 

Report of Committee on 77 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS 

Elected 119 

Honourary 119 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

List of New Appointments 32 

Roll Call 16-17 

List of Grand Representatives 120 

GRAND SECRETARIES — SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

Names and Addresses 122 

GRAND SCRIBE E. 

Report of 55 

Past Grand Scribes E 119 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

Names and Addresses 95 

Reports of 39-54 

GRAND TREASURER 

Financial Statement 73 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

Report of Committee 76 

INAUGURAL ADDRESS 101 

INSTALLATION 101 



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Page 

INVESTMENTS 

Report of Committee 64 

LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

Report 91 

MASONIC INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 

Report of 87 

MINUTES 

Confirmation 12 

NOTICE OF MOTION 104 

MOTIONS 104-105 

OFFICERS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Appointed 97 

Elected 95 

Installed and Invested 101 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 12 

PAST RANK 35 

PLACE OF MEETING — 1973 97 

PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

List of 28 

RECEPTION OF PAST GRAND Z.'s 6 

REPORTS 

Grand Scribe E. 55 

Grand Superintendents 39-54 

Grand Treasurer 71 

RESTORATIONS 106 

REVENUE 68 

REVISION COMMITTEE 

Constitution 94 

SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY 

Committee on 85 

Report of Committee 82 

Financial Report of Auditor 71 

SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 114 

STATISTICAL TABLES 59-63 

SUSPENSIONS 106 

THE WORK 

Report of Committee on 80 

TORONTO DISTRICTS EXTEND WELCOME 11 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

Financial Statement 69 

VISITATIONS — GRAND Z 22-27 

VOTE OF THANKS 105 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

Committee on 75 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 127 

CAPITULAR REVIEW 
ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF OTHER 
GRAND CHAPTERS 

ALBERTA 

M. Ex. Comp. Bert James, G.F.P. 

33 Chapters, 3,413 Members. 

The Forty-seventh Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of Alberta was held in the City of Edmonton, 
Alberta, on May 8, 1971. 

We report with sadness that M. Ex. Comp. Alonzo Haines, who was 
the Grand First Principal of Alberta, passed away while in office, and 
as laid down by the Constitution of Alberta the year was completed by 
the Grand H., acting G.F.P. 

It is of interest we think that M. Ex. Comp. Haines was born in 
Kings, Ontario, in 1889 and in 1910 he went west settling in Edmonton. 

In the report of the Committee on the Work they write "Two 
questions regarding the Work have been raised during the year. 

Your Committee have investigated these two questions, but would 
not wish to come to a positive decision regarding them and would recom- 
mend that the Committee on the Work for the ensuing year carry on 
the investigation, especially in consultation with the Grand Chapter of 
Ontario from which our Work stems." 

In the report of the Condition of Capitular Masonry, they state 
that "almost without exception, attendance is a serious problem in the 
Chapters. There were eighty-three demits obtained during the year 
and it is felt that if the Principals of the Chapters would keep in closer 
contact with all of their members, the above figure could be significantly 
reduced." 

FLORIDA 

M. Ex. Comp. William Jacob Hofheinz, G.H.P. 

42 Chapters, 9,719 Members. 

The One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of the State of Florida was held in 
the Sarasota Motor Hotel, Sarasota, Florida, May 19, 1971. 

The Grand High Priest made 11 District Area Meetings, visited 14 
Chapters, made three out of state visits. He wished he had time to visit 
all the Chapters in the State. However not being able to do so, he 
directed the Grand Line Officers and District Deputies to act on his 
behalf and to carry his banner or slogan "Revies and Renew Your 
Obligations" while visiting the places he could not. His main goal and 
project for the year was to see that none of the chapters would show 
cause to have their charters lifted, and he was happy to report none 
were. 

In the Grand High Priest's recommendations, there was one which 
we would like to quote. "All over the state attendance is dropping off 



128 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

and questions are asked WHY? Give the proper instructions and floor 
work then interest will pick up. Let no expense be spared for new in- 
struction to those who ask for it. Continue on as we have in the past 
and we will not have to worry about York Rite as it will fold up." 

The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida was called upon 
for remarks and we quote "Did you sacrifice anything for Masonry. If 
you leave your T.V. sets and that easy chair and go to your Masonic 
meeting it costs you something. I remember when I attended my first 
Grand Chapter meeting 29 years ago and over the time I have seen many 
of the Companions here, still carrying on, many have gone to their 
Eternal reward. These men have loved Masonry and sacrificed some- 
thing. If your Masonry does not cost you something, you are getting 
nothing out of it. I can recall the time when charity was a virtue, not 
an industry. Let us be warm hearted, speaking a kind word, giving a 
word of encouragement. When we do this our Masonry will cost us a 
little something. " 

GEORGIA 

M. Ex. Comp. Herman E. Freeman, G.H.P. 

128 Chapters, 25,581 Members. 

The One Hundred and Forty-ninth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Georgia was held in the Auditorium of 
the Grand Chapter Building, 811 Mulberry Street, in the City of Macon, 
Georgia, Wednesday, April 21, 1971. 

We have read and studied many proceedings from Grand Chapter 
and we are very happy to report that the Grand Chapter of Georgia, 
which is one of the larger Grand Chapters, report a net loss of only 57 
members for the preceding year, for which they are to be congratulated. 

Also it is noted that a Bill to be entitled an act to provide for a 
change in per capita tax from $1.00 to $1.50 was referred to the 
Finance Committee and was adopted. 

A resolution was presented that beginning in April, 1972, a Com- 
panion attending Grand Chapter must present the current year's dues 
card before registering or entering Grand Chapter. 

Nearly two years ago a committee was elected to begin work to 
restore their present building to a thing of usefulness and beauty. They 
decided at the outset to complete the work in three stages. The first 
and second phases have been completed and according to their reports 
have kept within the limits authorized. The budget estimate and plans 
to complete the third phase was submitted, the total amount to be slightly 
less than $250,000.00, which is without a doubt a very large undertaking. 

In the Report of the Grand Custodian, he states "It seems to me 
there is more of the degree work being done in the home Chapters. As 
a consequence, less and less are being exalted at the Festivals and Con- 
ventions. It is true that many of these Chapters need assistance in 
conferring the degrees. We have tried to provide that assistance as far 
as is humanly possible to do so. This is a trend which I have been recom- 
mending throughout the state, and it seems to be working to some extent. 
In my opinion it is much better for the Chapter, and for the candidates 
as well, if the degrees are conferred in the home Chapter. 

We are trying to encourage the Companions throughout the state 
to become more proficient in conferring the degrees. Some of our 



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Chapters have depended upon Festivals and Conventions for so long they 
are unable to confer the degrees properly. So the burden of doing the 
degree work has more and more rested upon the shoulders of a relatively 
small number of Chapters. We hope that more and more of the Chapters 
will do at least part of their own work. If help is needed, I am sure it 
will be available." 

IDAHO 

M. Ex. Comp. Donald E. Haasch, G.H.P. 

20 Chapters, 2,635 Members. 

The Sixty-third Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of the State of Idaho was held in the Masonic Temple at 
Lewiston, Idaho, on May 26, 1971. 

On the recommendation of the Grand Chapter of a year ago the 
Grand Lecturer and Deputies held a joint meeting with the Most Excel- 
lent Grand High Priest in attendance. At this meeting it was decided 
the program for the year which was outlined and the duties of the 
Lecturers were defined. One of the decisions made at this meeting was 
the authorization of a handbook for each of the Lecturers, which is to 
be passed along to his successor in order to make the change more 
efficient when new Deputy Grand Lecturers are appointed. 

There was very little change in the state of the Order during the 
past year. The losses averaged 2.5 members per Chapter. The total 
loss of members for the state was 50. Some of the Chapters were very 
active while others, it seems, were having a real struggle. 

ILLINOIS 

M. Ex. Comp. J. Emerson Miller, G.H.P. 

156 Chapters, 23,478 Members. 

The One Hundred and Twenty-second Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Illinois was held in the Pere-Marquette 
Hotel, Peoria, Illinois, on March 19, 1971. 

It is of interest to read in the proceedings that the Grand Chapter of 
Illinois has what is called an "open installation" whereby they invite 
the public into the hall to witness the Installation Ceremony of the 
Grand High Priest. 

They have what is referred to as the "Travelling Bible" which passes 
from Chapter to Chapter. At the printing of this Proceedings, it had 
been in twelve Chapters and the High Priest of each Chapter has signed 
it. It is expected by the report given that in about five years it will 
have been in every Chapter in the State. It is felt that this "Travelling 
Bible" has engendered some interest in the Chapters. 

The Grand Chapter of Illinois had a large number of their members 
pass to the Grand Chapter above, 735 to be precise, and along with 
Demits and Suspensions suffered a loss of over 1,300 members during 
this past year. 

In the concluding paragraph of the Grand High Priest's address, 
he remarks of the great need to return to the very important three great 
R's of "Respect, Responsibility and Reverence. Respect for self, for 
neighbor and for country, Responsibility to life and a great sense of 
Reverence to our God." 



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INDIANA 

M. Ex. Comp. Marvin L. Isley, G.H.P. 

92 Chapters, 20,048 Members. 

The One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Indiana was held 
in the City of Indianapolis at Stouffer's Inn on 30 April and 1 May, 1971. 

The Grand Secretary reports a loss in membership. Demits and 
suspensions accounted for 742 of the total loss. He says that they have 
reached the place where losses through demits, suspension and deaths 
take 6% of their membership annually and that to counteract a 6% loss 
they would have to exalt 1,246 new members. They exalted 413. 

The Grand High Priest in his address states "A quick review of my 
visitation will give an indication of my strong support of Group activi- 
ties. In order to talk to more Companions, individually and collectively, 
I attended every Group meeting in the State of Indiana whenever there 
was not a conflict of schedule. At these meetings there was always one 
overriding factor "Those Companions and Groups who displayed a 
POSITIVE attitude and a WILL to succeed are those we soon will see 
coming to the front in Capitular Masonry". 

We can not help but be amazed when reading the Grand High 
Priest's report concerning the section dealing with his Visitations during 
his year of office. In making a count of his visits, he made 146 during 
the year, sometimes two on the same day, others where he might be 
attending another Grand Convocation for two to three days at a time. 
We would have to say that he would qualify in being considered one of 
the busiest Grand High Priests or Grand First Principals of which we 
have had the opportunity of reading about. 

One of the several recommendations which the Grand High Priest 
submitted was the per capita assessment of the Grand Chapter be 
raised from $1.50 per member to $2.00 per member. This was adopted. 

There were five consolidations of Chapters during the past year 
which accounts for the reduction in the overall number of Chapters 
listed on the roll of the Grand Chapter. 

In the acceptance address of the incoming Grand High Priest, he 
refers to "My theme for tomorrow 'BE A BUILDER'. May our prayer 
be today as we leave here, that when we again gather next year to 
account for our stewardship, may the Chapter candles that you have 
lighted throughout the year make the light of Masonry shine so brightly 
throughout our State, that from those who will sit in judgment upon 
us, we will hear those long sought for words "WELL DONE, GOOD 
AND FAITHFUL BUILDERS." 

MAINE 

M. Ex. Comp. Lendon C. Jackson, G.H.P. 

64 Chapters, 9,942 Members. 

The One Hundred and Forty-sixth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Maine was held in the Masonic Temple at Portland, Maine, 
Thursday, 6 May, 1971. 

On 24 October, 1970, the Grand Chapter of Maine and the Grand 
Chapter of New Brunswick held their Annual Joint Convocation at 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 131 

which time the Grand Chapter Officers of New Brunswick conferred 
the Royal Arch Degree using- their own ritual. At the close of the 
convocation a reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall. 

We read in the proceedings that the Deputy Grand High Priest as 
well as the Grand King and Grand Scribe are assigned several Chapters 
in which to make Official Visits besides the District Deputy Grand 
High Priest. These Companions do not have secretaries to do the 
examination of the books, etc., but are required to do this themselves. 

In the Report of the Condition of the Fraternity regarding the fees 
for the degree and also the dues M. E. Comp. Wilson writes ''Generally 
the Chapters are in good condition financially. However three Chapters 
were reported in debt. Seventeen Chapters have a membership of less 
than one hundred. Fees for the degrees vary from $20. to $50., with 
most of them being $25. to $30. Annual dues are from $1.50 to $10. One 
Chapter has dues of $1.50, three of $2.00 and one of $2.50. 

MANITOBA 

M. Ex. Comp Cecil G. Rilkoff, G.F.P. 

19 Chapters, 2,100 Members. 

The Forty-eighth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of Manitoba was held in the Marlborough Hotel, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Friday, 2 and 3, April, 1971. 

In the welcome to the Grand Chapter Annual Convocation expressed 
by the Honourable Russell Paulley, Minister of Labour and Government 
Services on behalf of the Honourable Edward Schreyer, he mentioned 
that, when he first became a member of the Provincial Legislature, 
thirty- three of the fifty-four members were Masons; now only five are 
Masons. As Freemasons we must hold steadfastly to the principles 
and tenets of our order and, in this turmoil, set an example for our youth 
to follow. 

I read with interest about the electing of the Grand Superintendents 
in Manitoba, not at the Annual Convocation, but at a district meeting 
held in one of the Chapters of the district. 

The Committee for the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations are very 
active making many and elaborate plans for this celebration which will 
be in 1973. 

The Grand Chapter of Manitoba, feeling that their Constitution 
needed some updating, proceeded to have five pages of their Proceedings 
filled with amendments dealing with the existing regulations of their 
Constitution covering a varied number of subjects. 

MARYLAND 

M. Ex. Comp. Cyril H. York, G.H.P. 

27 Chapters, 7,130 Members. 

The One Hundred and Seventy-fourth Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Maryland was held in the 
Masonic Temple in the City of Baltimore, on Tuesday, 11 May, 1971. 

It is with much interest we read a portion of the proceedings in 
regards to the awarding of a plaque to M. Ex. Comp. D. Ross Vansant 
Jr., the Grand Secretary, for his fifty years as a Past High Priest of 
Mt. Vernon Chapter No. 25. 



132 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

One dispensation was granted by the Grand High Priest to one of 
the Chapters in the jurisdiction of Maryland to enter the District of 
Columbia to confer the Chapter Degrees on Companion Maurice H. 
Thatcher. A Waiver was granted by the District of Columbia. The 
interesting aspect of this particular dispensation was that Companion 
Thatcher was 100 years and four months of age. He was in possession 
of all his faculties and was most interested in the work which was pre- 1 
sented to him by the Grand High Priest of Maryland. 

The Grand High Priest in his address under the heading of Condition 
of the Craft states "We have sustained a loss of membership this year. 
I hope this downward trend can be reduced. 

In my opinion it must be accomplished by increased effort among 
Chapter officers. I stress more frequent attendance at Blue Lodge, 
which, as we know, is our only source of candidates. Every effort should 
be made by High Priests to confer with Masters to arrange York Rite 
Nights, or to furnish qualified speakers to present York Rite Masonic 
education. We have much to offer Master Masons, but we must attend 
their Communications to show our enthusiasm of the whole Masonic 
System, particularly Ancient Craft Masonry. 

I also recommend improved ritualistic work in some of our Chap- 
ters. Be prepared to give a candidate the kind of ritualistic work he 
expects. Let us strive to so impress our candidates that their enthusiasm 
will inspire them to bring petitions from other brothers. In short, 
Companions, it takes WORK if we are to reverse the trend." 

MISSOURI 

M. Ex. Comp. Delno Jack Spellman, G.H.P. 

101 Chapters, 19,685 Members. 

The One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri was held 
in the Crystal Room of the Kentwood Arms, Springfield, Missouri, on 
April 27, 1971. 

The Grand Chapter of Missouri had nine Chapters celebrate their 
100th Anniversary and all nine were chartered on October 6, 1870. Four 
Chapters had centennial celebrations in 1971. 

In the report of the Committee on Returns of Chapters, the Com- 
mittee go into much detail regarding Chapter increase in members, 
exaltations, number of Chapters late in filing returns, reports of 
Chapters not properly signed, audit report not returned, and Chapters 
which have members behind in dues up to four years. They also state 
"It has been well established that a man who fails to pay his dues in a 
current year is not apt to pay them in the next year and the odds are 
astronomical against his paying up after four years. In all these in- 
stances, the Chapter is paying per capita dues on a lost cause. Some 
Chapters can ill afford to do so." He concludes his report saying "This 
report is not intended to be critical, but it is hoped that the discussion 
contained herein will create some interest on behalf of some of the 
Chapters when deficiencies in good business administration have been 
noted." 

The report of the Committee on Work states "It was found that 
invitations to attend Chapter meetings for the purpose of giving in- 
structions were very rare and it was necessary for the committee mem- 
bers to just go and instruct in such things that might come up. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 133 

Most of the instruction was on opening and the Mark Master de- 
gree. There was very little in the Royal Arch degree. Principal reason 
for this is that all too many Chapters cannot confer the Royal Arch 
Degree consequently there was little interest in instruction in those 
Chapters." 

The Committee rated the work being done as good, passable and 
poor, and the main reason for the poor work was that the officers and 
others were not inclined to take time to learn the work. At the after- 
noon session the Grand King presided at a Forum at which a diversified 
program consisting of ritualistic presentations were made by members 
of the Committee on Work. Also at the Forum, a number of publications 
were displayed and are available through the Educational Bureau of the 
General Grand Chapter. 

Assignment of Rituals — High Priests and Secretaries are charged 
with the responsibility of the Custody and transfer of rituals assigned 
to their Chapters. A heavy penalty is provided for the loss of a ritual. 

NEW JERSEY 

M. Ex. Comp. Harry May, G.H.P. 

50 Chapters, 6,183 Members. 

The One Hundred and Fourteenth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Royal Arch Chapter of the State of New Jersey was held in the Ramada 
Inn, East Brunswick, Saturday, 1 May, 1971. 

This Grand Chapter again suffered a decline in membership, but as 
of the end of 1970 the membership totalled 6,183 representing a loss of 
222 for the year 1970. This was the smallest loss they have suffered in 
ten years. 

In the Report of the Grand High Priest he states "We are pleased 
with the progress of our "DECADE OF PROGRESS" this past Capitular 
Year. But we are even happier at the prospects for the future. Our 
hopes and aspirations are only as limited as the renewed interest and 
support of our Companions seems to indicate so brightly." 

One of the recommendations of the Grand High Priest was that 
because of increasing expenses and lessened income that they follow 
the lead of their Grand Lodge and levy a charge of $1.00 per copy of 
the proceedings rather than at this time request an increase in the Per 
Capita charge. 

The Report of the Royal Order Dav Committee states "The first 
"Royal Arch Day" in the DECADE OF PROGRESS must be considered 
a successful event with eighteen Chapters presenting a total of 43 Com- 
panions for registration in the "Charles A. Eisenf elder Class" (Most 
Worshipful Charles A. Eisenfelder, Junior Past Grand Master). They 
were supported by 252 Companions who attended and witnessed the de- 
gree from the sidelines. The excellent exemplifications of the work by 
the degree team (in costume) and the subject matter of the speaker after- 
wards made for a most memorable and rewarding day for the 295 Com- 
panions who turned out to support the endeavor." 

The Report of the Service and Education Committee was very 
interesting. They must have worked very hard in the planning and 
preparation of the program for the year which we can only present 
in a small portion due to the extent of the report. They made available 
for the use of Council officers a Leadership Manual. This comprehen- 



134 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

sive "Workbook" or "Training Guide" was a result of the vision of a 
number of their Past Grand High Priests. It is said that they have 
tried to treat in an intelligent manner such subjects as Leadership, 
Chapter Administration, Planning, The Chapter Notice, The Chapter 
Convocation, How to Run It, Ritual and Membership, all hopefully being 
of some assistance to the officers. 

In addition to continuing the work on the additions to and up- 
dating the Leadership Manual, the committee are making plans to in- 
troduce in the coming year: 

1. A series of Slide Lecture Programs on various subjects of Masonry 
such as depicting Grand Lodge Seals and the influence Royal Arch 
Masonry has had on their origin and development. 

2. A panel of accomplished speakers who will be prepared to talk on 
a variety of Masonic subjects to any Chapter who wishes their 
services. 

3. A re-issue of the highly successful pamphlet entitled the "Royal 
Arch" which has been used as a promotional pamphlet to interest our 
Symbolic Lodge brethren in becoming members of the Capitular Craft. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

M. Ex. Comp. Ernest H. Jenness, G.H.P. 

25 Chapters, 2,716 Members. 

The One Hundred and Fifty-second Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of New Hampshire was held in 
the Masonic Temple in Concord, New Hampshire, Saturday, 8 May, 1971. 

It was reported that a loss in membership again had been ex- 
perienced by the Grand Chapter, but a reduction from 4%% in 1970 to 
2% in 1571 should encourage a continuance of the efforts that has 
reduced the percentage of loss to the end that 1972 may show the much 
desired and greatly needed increase. 

One of the recommendations of the Grand High Priest is that a 
Committee be appointed to determine the interest of the Subordinate 
Chapters re the matter of "Concurrent Jurisdiction" within the State 
and to report their finding at the next Annual Convocation. 

There were two Festivals held during the past year, the first on 
28 November, 1970 and the second on 27 February, 1971. At these 
Festivals the four degrees were conferred the same day, that is M.M. 
Degree, P.M. Degree, M.EX.M. Degree and finally the Royal Arch 
Degree, and it was the arrangement that one Chapter do a degree. It 
was reported that the work was excellent and the Committee was 
grateful for the enthusiastic support of those Chapters participating. 

A special committee appointed by the Grand High Priest en- 
deavoured to improve public relations and obtain all possible means of 
publicity to the radio and press, working toward the end of improving 
the image of the Capitular Rite. 

NORTH DAKOTA 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur Hamlet Hanson, G.H.P. 

21 Chapters, 2,376 Members. 

The Eighty-second Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1972 135 

Arch Masons of North Dakota was held in the Masonic Temple, Mandan, 
on Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20, March, 1971. 

The Grand High Priest suffered personal loss during the year with 
the illness and death of his wife in the summer. 

Of the twenty-one Chapters which make up the Grand Chapter of 
North Dakota, according to the synopsis of the returns made to the 
Grand Chapter, there were only 6 Chapters which Exalted one or more 
candidates for the year, and in the final analysis only one Chapter 
reported a net gain and that was a net gain of just one member after 
subtracting the deaths, suspensions and demits. 

From the Memorial Service for the members who have passed to the 
Grand Chapter above, I quote "The trim ship we know as Friendship 
carries them on their way. Our personal contacts and our visits together 
are reminiscent of our good times together. "A friend is not that fellow 
free who in all things agrees with me, denies my faults, and when I err 
adopts the role of flatterer, but he who when I'm down and out helps 
me to face disgrace and rout and sticks by me to the end, despite my 
faults, — that man's my friend." 

OKLAHOMA 

M. Ex. Comp. Aix B. Harrison, G.H.P. 

33 Chapters, 5,097 Members. 

The Eighty-second Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma was held in the Student Union Building, 
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, on 5th and 6th April, 
1971. 

In the Grand High Priest address, he writes "This year a program 
of writing personal letters to all members who were up for SNPD was 
instituted by the heads of the three Grand York Rite Bodies. I sent 
out over 150 letters. It is my feeling that if these letters keep just two 
or three Companions in the fold they are worthwhile. I do recommend 
that this program be continued by the Grand High Priest at least for 
another year with an attempt being made to assess its effectiveness by 
visiting with secretary recorders of the individual Chapters." 

In the portion of the Grand High Priest's address under the title 
of Observations on the State of Capitular Masonry in Oklahoma, he 
makes a statement we feel is quite applicable to Royal Arch Masonry in 
many jurisdictions. "Companions, several of our smaller and less active 
Chapters are in serious need of leadership. In many of these places 
the leadership responsibility has been carried for many years by one 
workhorse. When these individuals leave us, as we all know they must, 
who will provide the leadership? Some of these workhorses have indi- 
cated to me that they are tiring of the burden and feel the need to pass 
on the responsibility of leadership but can find no takers. Certainly 
all Chapters should build on a concept of shared leadership and responsi- 
bility. The causes of these undesirable situations vary from place to 
place. In some place it may be the old workhorse who does not want 
help or does not ask for it. However I fear that in most cases it is a 
matter of the old workhorse who can find no one to accept leadership 
responsibility. Companions, let us all indicate a willingness to our 
officers to share in the leadership responsibilities. There are so many 
jobs that need to be done. Let us pass the jobs around and let us accept 
the job that is asked of us and do it to the very best of our ability. 



136 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

OREGON 

M. Ex. Comp. George W. Driskell, G.H.P. 

45 Chapters, 6,449 Members. 

The One Hundred and Tenth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Oregon was held in the Elks Club, 
Pendleton, Oregon, on April 14, 1971. 

The Grand High Priest in the portion of his address entitled Condi- 
tion of the Rite reports on the decline in membership resulting in less 
revenue to the constituent Chapters as well as the reduction in the per 
capita revenue to the Grand Chapter. Later in the proceedings in the 
Auditors Report Amendments #3 makes mention that Part two of the by- 
laws relative to the Grand Chapter Revenues and Properties Section, 
that it be changed to read "For each Royal Arch Mason reported in the 
annual returns of a Chapter Two dollars ($2.00)." This is an increase 
from $1.50 previously made by the Grand Chapter By-Laws, which is a 
33% increase in dues. He goes on to say later in his address that 
"during the entire history of the Grand Chapter it has never had a 
worthwhile humanitarian objective, and for the past ten years there 
has been a steady decline in interest of Royal Arch Masonry. Whatever 
may be the reason for this decline, it is evident that there must be a 
program initiated to create renewed interest among our Companions 
if our Grand Chapter is to survive." 

"A survey of the field of human needs has shown that there is a lack 
of facilities for needy children in the field of Cardiac and kindred ail- 
ments. 

The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Oregon establish a 
Royal Arch Masons Children's Heart Foundation for the charitable pur- 
pose of raising funds to provide necessary medical and surgical relief 
of needy children under the age of fifteen years without regard to race, 
color or creed so that these children might be restored to active and 
useful lives. 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

M. Ex. Comp. Claude D. Robertson, G.H.P. 

33 Chapters, 8,686 Members. 

The One Hundred and Sixtieth Annual Convocation of the Most 
Excellent Grand Royal Arch Chapter of South Carolina was held in 
Ballroom No. 3 of the Wade Hampton Hotel, Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, 
March 9, 1971. 

We are happy to report that the Grand Chapter of South Carolina 
had a net gain in membership of 346. This is always a pleasure to 
report after reading through the proceedings. We must also make 
mention here that the largest numerical gain by any of the 33 Chapters 
in the Grand Jurisdiction was by Keystone Chapter No. 19, which was 
103, which represents a 20.6 per cent increase. Five Chapters showed a 
net gain over the past year of 10% or more. 

The Grand Chapter of South Carolina had one of its outstanding 
and distinguished Grand High Priests pass to the Grand Chapter above, 
M. Ex. Comp. John Stuart Taylor (1944 - 1945). 

"There is a destiny that makes us Brothers, 

None goes his way alone, 
All that we send into the lives of others, 

Comes back into our own." (Markham) 



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TENNESSEE 

M. Ex. Comp. Marshall E. Rasnake, G.H.P. 

83 Chapters, 16,884 Members. 

The One Hundred and Forty-second Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Tennessee was held in the Grand 
Lodge Building, Nashville, on Monday, 22 March, 1971. 

We are happy to report that this is one of the few Grand Chapters 
of which we exchange proceedings that had a net gain, and in the opinion 
of one of the members of the Committee for York Rite Co-ordination, 
feels that 'No doubt the Spring and Fall Festivals have kept our Order 
generally out of the 'Loss' column. We cannot too strongly urge their 
continuance". Also he notes "The one day festivals — when tried — 
have proved very successful. They have provided an opportunity for 
the man with a great demand on his time to receive his degrees in one 
day." 

Last year saw the adoption of changes in their ritual and it is 
reported that the Grand Chapter Ritual Committee were delighted with 
the fine manner in which the Chapters started using the changes. 

There are several statistical tables and various charts throughout 
the proceeding, but one which I found quite interesting, was one referred 
to as a 'Comparative Statement 1900 - 1970'. In a glance it is possible 
to find the years when there have been net gains or the greatest num- 
ber of deaths or suspensions, but most noticeable are the several years 
after the two World Wars which show the great increase in membership, 
then unfortunately a tapering off of members, which seems to be indica- 
tive of all Grand Chapters. 

UTAH 

M. Ex. Comp. Kenneth M. Neuschwander, G.H.P. 

7 Chapters, 1,183 Members. 

The Sixtieth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Utah was held in Ogden, Utah, on 10 and 11, May, 1971. 

We find in reading this proceedings which is titled "York Rite of 
Freemasonry of Utah" it covers Royal Arch Masonry, Royal and Select 
Masons and Knights Templar, so it follows that there is approximately 
one-third of the book made up of Grand Chapter proceedings. 

The first ten pages of the proceedings is devoted to the Grand York 
Rite of Freemasonry Annual Sessions. 

Getting back to Royal Arch Masonry, it appears to me that even 
though there are only 7 Chapters, the interest is quite high. It was 
reported that of the 7 Chapters 5 held Royal Arch Day or known to us 
as a Divine Service during the year. 

In the Report of the Conditions of Chapter it is stated that the 
Chapters are all in good shape financially, and that the officers and 
members of Ontario Chapter No. 3 deserve congratulations for a job 
well done in relocating and reconstituting their Chapter. 

In this Grand Chapter the Grand King and the Grand Scribe, or as 
we know it the Grand Second Principal and the Grand Third Principal, 
both give a report on their activities during the past vear. 



138 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

WISCONSIN 

M. Ex. Comp. Frank K. Campbell, G.H.P. 

88 Chapters, 12,891 Members 

The One Hundred and Twenty-first Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Wsiconsin was 
held in the City of Rhinelander on 3 and 4, May, 1971. 

Inside the front cover of the proceedings it says "Proceedings To 
Be Read By Every Chapter Officer. Believing that through a thorough- 
understanding of the operation of the Grand Chapter each officer of 
our Constituent Chapters will be better enabled to conduct the affairs 
of his own Chapter. 

It is Ordered that each Chapter officer shall read the entire Grand 
Chapter Proceedings each year, and certify to his reading by signing 
the inside cover page of the Proceedings." It then lists all the Chapter 
officers plus the date completed, and at the bottom of the list it has 
"Every Grand Officer, at each Chapter visitation shall check regarding 
the completion of this reading, and include the result in his report to the 
Grand High Priest." 

In the address by the new Grand High Priest he makes mention of 
different ideas and thoughts for assisting Chapters in general but we 
found one section interesting regarding membership and we quote: "In 
each Chapter's registration envelope you found a card with your Chapter 
number, your 1970 exaltation and another figure. This, Companions, is 
your Chapter's minimum exaltations expected by your Grand Chapter 
during 1971. It ranges from one in Chapters of 45 or less to 75 for our 
largest Chapter of 524 members. This number, I agree, is ridiculously 
low and should be considered a survival level. It is expected that each 
Chapter will meet this figure, and if so, will result in the needed 500 
exaltations in 1971. 

This is our project for the year. Every Chapter will be contacted 
by phone or letter each month to ascertain its progress and show our 
interest. The best way to not hear from your Grand High Priest will 
be to meet your quota as soon as possible. 

We believe that in Masonry, Grand Chapter and the York Rite the 
action is GO IN 1971." 



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